I know this topic had been discussed here in the past but my search did not turn up many matches. Please forgive my post if it's overly redundant!
I started on the O'pod system last July. I've had recurring post pod change hyperglycemia almost every pod change. It's characterized on my CGM by a long slow (about 8 hours) march from normal BGs up to about 180-200. Corrective insulin doses via the new pod seem to have a somewhat muted effect. In other words they seem to help but not very quickly and they often need to be followed up with another correction.
Once the pod settles in, at about 12 hours, things seem to settle down with meal and correction dosing acting normal again. So I reasoned that I'm getting a gap in delivered insulin and/or absorption.
I decided to start adding insulin with a separate syringe at each pod change. I started with adding three units and have found that I need 7 units at pod changes to pre-empt the post pod change hyperglycemia. I don't take a lot of insulin; my total daily dose ranges from 30-35 units.
I feel like this is a lot of insulin to add but I can't argue with success. I like the O'pod system otherwise and would like to remain with it. For a while I was starting to think that I'd have to drop the Omnipod and return to a tubed pump. Having an 8-12 hour high BG excursion every third day seemed like too much to me. I have enough user-caused hyperglycemia and don't need more caused by the pump itself!
Does anyone else have this problem? What have you done to work around it?