I was on the old pod for about a year, then moved to the new pod last summer. I am about ready to scrap the darn thing as its not working for me the way I want it to.
Things started out well. I don't know that its a pod problem, might be a ME problem. At this point, I can expect in the absolute-best-case-scenario about 40-50 hours of pod use before the insulin stops working (getting delivered or absorbed?). In other words, on Day 3 I am always hyperglycemic, not because I need more insulin dialed up from the pump, but because that insulin is no longer being used effectively.
I have tried to adjust my expectation to the pump to be a 2-day device rather than 3. Of course, I am still getting errors and other funky things that happen. Last night I put on a pod, went out to dinner, and got an occlusion during my meal bolus. How much was delivered? Who knows. Oh yeah, my 350 reading a little later told me none.
I am actually preferring syringes and pens at this point to dealing with the hassle.
I know people have bad experiences with the pod, but has anyone had an experience like this with a shortening pod life?