Hello all. Just joined and wanted to see if someone can help me. I was on a Minimed pump for 8 years and switched to the Omnipod 5 days ago. I was thrilled when I heard about the Omnipod concept as I too hated the traditional pump tubing. However, while overall the Omnipod seems to work well for me during the day, during the night and in the morning my blood sugars have become extremely high. Last Friday, first morning on the pod, BG 403! Saturday and Sunday around 300. I haven’t been sleeping well at all - Sunday night was up at 2, 4, 6, and 8 testing and had to take correction insulin for that. Last night up a couple times as well taking correction boluses and still woke up over 200. All this while an extended was going on. Talked to the trainer Saturday and Sunday and she said to be patient, it will take some time, give it a couple of weeks. Also to look at trends and chart them.
I’m so frustrated. I have been diabetic for 34 years and have no complications and want to keep it that way. These highs are making me crazy. I’ve changed the pod out twice over the weekend and their helpline did offer to replace them. They also offered that sometimes people have had to change their basal rates, but the trainer disagrees. Also, I have seen a small amount of blood on the tape of every pod I’ve changed, but none near the cannula and so, we think, no occlusions. Especially since that seems to happen almost right after I change it and it seems to work fine the first day. No one can answer that one. The other things is that I am now using my arm for insertion instead of abdomen, since I developed some scar tissue there. Could it be absorption is not as well in the arm? Anyone know?
Don’t know what to do. Seeing my Endo tomorrow. Anyone have any similar problems? Please help. Thanks.