I have had a reoccurring problem with my omnipods and was hoping to get input and see if anyone else experiences the same thing. Basically after a couple days of wearing a pod on days when I am working out or have to do very physical labor at work, my blood sugars begin to go very high and I often have to take 2-3 times the amount of insulin to get my blood sugar to normal levels. After I come to the conclusion that it was not my error (not taking enough insulin for a meal etc) there is usually either blood in my observation window or a bruise/scab where the cannula was inserted and often times the area becomes painful and very sensitive to any pressure on the pod. My best guess is that the weight of the pod being jostled around is damaging the tissue around the cannula causing bleeding and a clot that is keeping insulin from being properly distributed. It never happens on the first day I have the pod on so I know my insulin is good and my ratios are correct.
Honestly I’m thinking about ditching the pod and going back to the freedom of daily injections as I often am very wary of the omnipod’s reliability. At least with DMI you know that you are getting your insulin and that if you hit a bad spot you won’t have to live with the repercussions for 3 days. On more than one occasion I have intentionally kinked the cannula on an active pod to where no insulin could get through, delivered a large bolus, and no alarms sound at all. You think this would register as an occlusion. This is very concerning to me (and the reason I ditched the terribly unreliable gen1 pods for a few years)
On a side note, anyone ever ditched the omnipod for DMI and been happier?
Thanks for hearing me out!