I’m hapy the pods made it to Canada, period. I can certainly wait and am in no rush, although being smaller would be nice. I never used my arms either before, I like my arms the best now, but also use all the other traditional spots - tummy, back, above the belt, and upper butt, below the belt (although it gets in the way of my wallet and I have to stick it in the other pocket for those days, lol). I think absorbtion rates do vary, especially if you used MDI in certain spots for a long time, like my legs. I rarely pod there and keep to the other spots.
Maybe its stupod, but what I do is start at my arm with the window facing away from my heart. I alternate sites from arm, to other arm, stomach, back, etc always with the window facing away from the heart. Then I start again with my arm but alternate with the window always facing towards it. It may be dumb, but I always remember from one change to the next where the canula was last. By the time I’m back to my arm with the window away again, its had tons of time to heal.
It’s almost two months before my pod ends up in the same general spot again. I’m not sure exactky how often you can use a spot. I do find it’s easier to ermember to alternate though, much easier than with MDI - I could hardly remember if I took my shot, never mind where I did.
I hear ya, about knocking it when it’s on your arms - I knocked one off a couple weeks ago on a door. Luckily it was change day anyway, sucks when it happens right after you change it, lol. It doesn’t seem to happen in other spots, perhaps I’m just lucky.
Oh, and you’ll be happy the first time you get your A1C after pumping. I was amazed at how much the number dropped and continues to - My Dr was pretty happy with that, as was I. In fact, I don’t know if it’s coincidence or not, but since I’ve been pumping, I’m now off a blood pressure med that I’ve been on for years and dropped my cholesterol pill as well - excellent control has made a huge difference.