I know other people have had it happen, and today was my turn. As usual I held out until the Pod was at 80 hours before changing. I was on my way home, so I pulled over and did the change. Less than 10 seconds after I starting the new Pod, I got the infamous PDM error. I called Insulet Tech Support from my cell, and it was time to do the reset. Of course I didn’t have a paper clip with me (I do now!), so I had to wait until I got home. Tech support told me that the pod would still give me my basal, but I would have to change it out when I reset the PDM.
Long story short, I tried resetting the PDM about 15 times. I called back to tech support after the thrid try, and a new PDM is being sent out to me and I should have it end of day Wednesday.
Fortunately I listened during training, and had obtained a script from my endo for Levomir and syringes. So I went trotting off to the pharmacy before they closed. Now I am back on MDI and having to calculate my boluses manually - what a drag. I am so spoiled!
I would be really nervous about hypos or hypers, except I still have my functioning Dexcom CGM to watch over me during the night.
So, do any of you remember for sure? Do the insulin syringes really hold 100 units of insurlin? I gave myself four units of Humalog with dinner, and it sure seemed like nothing in the syringe. At least the 19 units of Levomir seemed like I was actually “using” the syringe.
Thanks you all for reading my tale of woe and letting me know if I am right about the size of a syringe, or letting me know that I am totally insane (more likely).