I’m struggling here! I decided to switch from the Minimed Paradigm to the OmniPod pump ALMOST 45 days ago. In the beginning, it was amazing to not have tubes for the first time in 14 years!
Here recently, I’ve been growing increasingly discouraged because I’m getting random high blood sugars. VERY stubborn ones. I’ll take 5 units for a sugar of 260 and it won’t budge. I’ve done everything - new sites, pinching the skin, pushing on the pod during insertion, new vials of insulin, bolusing waay before meals, increased temp basals. You name it, I feel like I’ve done it.
What is so stressful is that I have until Thursday to decide if I want to keep the OmniPod (they let you send it back if you aren’t satisfied). So, I started to wear my Minimed off and on to see if it was really the Pods fault for my sugars. I feel like I am getting better results from the Minimed for the most part. Then again, I feel like I might be villainizing the OmniPod because I have been in a relationship with my Minimed for 14 years now.
I slept with the Minimed on last night and was a steady 85. I started to feel like I was dropping around 2:30am, so I set a -10% temp basal for 2 hours. Ended up being waaay too much and woke up around 200. Corrected with the Minimed and almost two hours later I’m still around 180 (didn’t eat breakfast yet so that’s not an issue). Now I’m questioning if it’s just me?
I go to the endo on Thursday, so I sort of have to make the decision to keep the OmniPod or not by myself. I have read that many people have had absorbtion issues with the Pod (maybe my body doesn’t like the angled cannula?) I’m scared to be stuck with a system that I don’t love or that doesn’t control my sugars! That’s 4 years of commitment!
Sorry for the novel, as you can tell, this is weighing really heavy on my mind. Any suggestions or advice would be very much appreciated.