We are new to the Omnipod for our (as of yesterday) 2 year old. We had to actually take the pods off and have an appointment with the sales person from Omnipod on Friday. We had two successful pod experiences (the first two), of which the first was with the Diabetes educator watching as I did the filling of the pod and placement. The second we did ourselves and placed it on the other side of her stomach. Both had fairly consistant levels, and things were progressing quite nicely.
Since then we have had three failed attempts:
- The first was a new location on her lower back (right above the diaper line), and it looks like that one had some blood in the cannula. She didn't appear to get ANY insulin.
- The second, we tried the front of her stomach this time, and the readings were very erratic. Some times of the day she was pretty good, and other times she was high. She never ran low. Overnight she woke up high. I suspect that there was possibly air in the reservoir, since she would sometimes get the insulin.
- The third was another stomach placement, and this time I made SURE there was no air in the reservoir. I had my wife hold her while we placed it "perfectly" on her stomach. Everything seemed to be good, but this time she was crying and pointing to the pod. I have a feeling that when I stuck it on her stomach, the skin was either stretched out or creased, and the stickiness of the pod was what was making her uncomfortable.
Anyway, does anyone have any insights that might help us with some successful pod "deployments"? The doctor suggested upper outer arm, and/or thigh's. Should we experiment with other places on her body? Maybe her tummy is too sensitive?