Hi everyone! This is my first post to TuDiabetes! So bear with the newbie for just a moment :)
My 6 year old (excuse me, 6 1/2, as he loves to point out) was diagnosed with Type 1 July of last year. We were doing fairly well with his A1C and logging, so the docs decided to let us try out a pump. Since Dad had disasters trying to get a morphine pump trial going by yanking the tubing out not once, but twice, we figured our klutzy son would follow in his footsteps! So we decided on the OmniPod
We got it on the 8th. We had two pods stay on the full 3 days (or close to it) but no luck ever since!! It seems like nothing we're doing is helping keep the darned things on!
To be fair, our boy is a hugely rough and tumble boy. To add to it, attention to detail isn't his strong suit, so we can remind him every 2 minutes to watch the Pod, to be aware of it, etc, but it goes in one ear and out the other
I also have to confirm with the hospital today if they want him changing out every 2 days or every 3; there seems to be some disagreement between CDEs and the practitioners and the Insulet staff on that. But the fact of the matter remains....how in the world can we keep them on and in for the full length of time???
They ARE right; it seems getting a pump IS like being diagnosed all over again...we were just sort of kind of getting the hang of this
Pulling my hair out,