Hi, all! This is my first post. I’m (long-distance) caregiver to my 83 y.o. mom who developed Type 1 in her late 60s. She has had an Omnipod pump for several years, and a Dexcom G5 for 18 mos.
We’ve had an ongoing problem with the Omnipod apparently not delivering boluses. The meter record indicates that it was dispensed, but her BG does not respond until we finally repeat the dose with a pen.
A year and a half ago, her BG got so high that she went into a coma and wound up in the ICU for a week. Omnipod replaced the pump, but we continue to have this problem with at least 1/4 of the pods (maybe more).
We/I have not been able to discern any pattern with insertion site, pod batch, storage or anything else. Mom’s endo professes to know nothing about this, and Omnipod has provided zero help. But googling, I’ve seen stray references to others having this problem (and even suing).
Although Omnipod always replaces the defective pods, we still waste a lot of insulin, to say nothing of the health effect of wild BG swings.
Does this problem sound familiar to anyone? Any thoughts on how to resolve it?