Our son had two of them during the last two changes. The last one was at school. You can imagine what we had to go through to change to a new pod. His sugar levels had reached 300. There was no choice really.
I had heard of occlusion with Pods, but didn’t think we will have two in a row in less than 2 months of use. Had Minimed pumps for 9 years, not a single blockage. In fact, we switched to Apidra two months back with an understanding that Humalog may cause occlusions, but not Apidra.
Does anyone has any experience / comments / suggestions here? Occlusions can happen anytime. How do you keep yourself prepared for it? At one time, I thought of giving him a pre-filled backup pod for an emergency situation, but Omnipod won’t let you do that either!
Omnipod agreed to replace the pods, but the insulin? In fact, I am just not too happy at the amount of insulin we waste (30-50 units every change). It would have been easier if the PDM gave us the exact amount of insulin at the fill time. All the pumps we have used have given us this very useful info. Don’t understand why Omnipod decided against it (BTW daily totals are not much of use if you change in the middle of a day).