I’ve had the omnipod for about a year now and my experiences with it have ranged from amazing to utter disappointment. Its not consistent and I can’t figure out why! I keep changing pods early and wasting insulin and pods thinking that the cannula isn’t in properly or that scar tissue may be causing some resistance.
I find it incredibly frustrating when I tell it to deliver insulin, that it doesn’t work and my number climbs over 130 and lately has been reaching 200 at times. I’ve been on an extremely low carb diet (Atkins) and am literally only eating around 5 carbs per meal, so my deliveries have been low. All day yesterday it kept slowly climbing regardless of what I did. So this morning I changed my pod and put it in a new location on the back of my arm, which I hate because it feels like I’m bumping it constantly.
However, even with the new pod and location it’s acting like I’m getting insulin resistance or the cannula is not in far enough or something. My number is now 171 and climbing and it refuses to lower my number. So now im gonna take a syringe injection to help it.
Is there a way to tell if the cannula isn’t in properly? I use skintac on the area prior to placing the new pod on… could this cause some issues too? My pump advisor just gave me some basic things to try like change spots constantly (which I already do but it’s hard for me to put them on my legs or arms due to my job).
So im beyond frustrated and venting here! Insulin costs keep rising and the pods are expensive even with insurance, so it’s really taking it’s toll financially.
I figured someone here most likely has had this same issue and can give me some pointers. I’m lost.
Thanks in advance!