Nearly 30 and have had diabetes 19 years. Was on the Aviva Spirit combo pump for 6 years, and moved onto Omnipod in November 2018.
A few weeks ago, I was put onto hefty antibiotics after getting a staph infection in a site I’d just changed. Then, I changed my pump last night and had such intense pain upon insertion - woke up this morning and have such a huge bruise at the cannula end of the pump.
When I do change my pump, it always feels/looks like there is some insulin leaking around the cannula too. Is this normal?
So, essentially, I’m feeling really downtrodden and defeated by the Omnipod - I feel like i’m just not getting the ‘hang of it’, my evening highs are still there despite extending my bolus (normally on the Aviva Spirit pump I couldn’t do a bolus of more than 4U in one go because the needle would flood!)
Is there any trick to taking the Omnipod off so it doesn’t hurt so much/not such a struggle to get the needle out/catching the needle on my skin etc?
Has anyone else had any of the above problems? I was really hoping that the Omnipod would be a game changer because I had serious diabetes burnout, specifically about the ‘constantly being attached to a tube’ part of it, mid 2018. I just feel so desperately disappointed in myself that I haven’t done better?!
Any help much appreciated… TIA.