So I did something I haven't done in months - I put on a new omnipod on the back of my left arm. I did it, against my better judgement, because my Dexcom CGM and Omnipod track marks recently have made me look like I have chicken pox on my abdomen.
There are a number of reasons I don't typically place the pod on my arm.
1) I'm Clumsy and can't seem to walk past a door jamb without banging it.
2) If I'm struggling, I have to take off my long sleeve shirt (in the winter) and then I have to have my wife check the canula to see if it is still in trouble.
3) I'm Clumsy and I run into a lot of things that aren't necessarily door jambs.
4) I don't feel like I get the same absorption and consistency I get on my abdomen (which makes no sense because, in theory and with needles, arm injections got into me faster).
For reference - I'm 6'1 about 225 - I'm in decent shape and I'm a lifter- but there's definitely some fat there to get the insulin in.
Today has already been a struggle - I'm bolusing about 2x I normally do and I'm not eating much carbs. So I put it out to the world and the community of Omnipod users - do you feel the same way about not getting results on the arms?