Hi everyone! I am still learning this pod thing, and I love it.
But I've been having some problems with putting pods on my lower back and I would love some advice or tips. (lower side of back, just above pants line), its a spot I prefer to use, and I've had two pods have to be changed early because they've been pulled out or an 'occlusion error'.
here's what I AM doing:
-I've tried 'pinching' the skin
-I put them horizontally
-taping them down
- in the curve of my back so I am less likely to lean back on them on a seat
My pod woke me up at 6 am beeping - an occlusion error - and I found I had been lying on my back and somehow the cannula came out. The one right before that just came loose somehow bikeriding - and it was REALLY taped down.
So far omnipod has been great and is replacing the pods, thank goodness.
I switched to wearing it on my arm until I can get an idea of what I am doing wrong.
this is the first time I've been on ANY pump so there are things that may be obvious to you but not to me. I was on pen insulin over ten years before so its all new, even using bottles of insulin.