I gave myself my last injection this morning. Had I remembered, I would have done a little dance…or a funeral procession. Hopefully the OmniPod works for me in the long run, but based on my blood sugar readings from today, I’m hopeful.
I did a pod change over the weekend (saline), and surprisingly, it didn’t take me too long. It took about 3 minutes (this was while doing a “demo” for my mom and boyfriend). My squeamish-around-needles boyfriend heard the click of the needle retracting and nearly dropped to his knees. He’s queasy about giving me injections…he says he would be able to do it to anybody else but he’s afraid of hurting me. Aww.
Today was my transition to the “real” pod. It felt weird not giving myself my Lantus this morning, but hey, no more needles! Here are my settings for those of you interested…
Basal: 1.35 units per hour, 24 hours a day
Target BG is 100, with a correction for 150 and above
Target range is 80 to 120 (although I joked with my CDE about doing it for 100 to 110)
IC ration is 1:5
Correction factor is 1:25
Insulin action: 3 hours
Max bolus: 30 units
Max basal: 3 units per hour
Am I missing anything? I’m still getting the hang of this, so any input would be appreciated! Currently I am putting 200 units of insulin in each pod, and it does last me the three days, with a few units left.