So I have noticed an upturn in reports of Dexcom and Omnipod device failures lately. Sensors giving the dreaded ??? and _ _ _ and pod errors galore. I now have a safety pin in my underwear with the hope it will dissipate the static electricity. It's funny until I had 3 screaming pods last week, I never even considered static electricity as a potential hazard. No one at Insulet or Dexcom even mentions it as a possibility they just take the information and send out a replacement pod or sensor. While I don't know if the safety pin trick will help, it does help me psychologically to think there is something I can do to prevent a pod error or sensor failure. There are so very few things that we have control over especially with regard to D. Sure you can bolus in a timely fashion, have your basals set perfectly, carb count,exercise, etc, but sometimes no matter how careful you are, something nebulous like static electricity comes to ruin your best laid plans.
At least there are some things I can still control.
Heck it worked for the Red Sox this year :)