Drastic actions and a bit of concern regarding my OmniPod and insulin

Okay, so I’ve now established with a new doctor for primary care, an endocrinologist, a gastrointerologist, a chiropractor and an internist. All are new doctors - and for me, it’s way outside of my comfort level - especially considering that I’ve stuck with the same doc for about eight years now. I’ve gone out of town for these doctors and learned a few new things, plus I’m going to start a six-week course at my endo’s office tomorrow… These are all pretty drastic actions for me, but I’m proud of myself for not falling apart or chickening out once I made the decision to establish with all these specialists.

So far, I’ve found out that I’m dumping food too fast for me to absorb the minerals, vitamins, etc that come with digesting food properly, and although my GI hasn’t prescribed meds or contacted me about the results of my stomach emptying test, I’ve taken it upon myself to go natural and get some herbs that will help with digestion. I have gluten intolerance, carry the gene for celiac disease (but don’t have it), severe esophagitis, GERD, IBS, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, a heart murmur, bulging discs, pinched nerves, bone spurs (in my neck - from an old horseback riding incident) and arthritis as well. I’ve had HIDA scans, MRI’s, CT scans - you name it, I think I’ve gone through it this year… lol This seems over the top, especially since I’ve just recently turned 38 - and some of my friends have chosen to be sarcastic and non-caring about these things and mock me when I take meds or do exercises, etc. to help out. It’s been a rough week, y’all. :frowning:

Now for my concern - I’ve gone back to pumping and totally changed my initial basal program because it was putting me in the 20’s and 30’s every day. I am now the proud owner of a Glucagon kit due to these extreme lows… but I haven’t needed it since I haven’t gone below 55 in the past few weeks. I’m proud of myself for learning to adjust my pump properly - but that’s not my concern… I use an OmniPod (with Novolog), and when I remove my pod to start with a new pod, there is always a bump where the cannula was inserted, and it is red, swollen and sore to the touch. Earlier this week, I had a problem with one of my pods where the cannula came out and the insulin was being pumped onto my skin instead of being pumped properly. Where that happened, there is still a bump and red skin that looks sunburned, for lack of a better description. I am seeing my endo tomorrow and am going to talk to him about this, but I’d love to hear if anyone else has experienced anything like this - and if so, how did you treat it or what did you do about it?

With that said, I’ll say a proper “good night” to y’all. Hope everyone has a great Friday and a wonderful weekend. =)