I'm not sure I understand what you mean...How can you change insertion with the pod ? It always goes in
at an angle...
the angle is built into the pod's plastic design.
What I'm wondering is if in the "straight" position is it possible that you might be inserting into older injection sights. Torn up and scarred skin from years of injections has a much slower absorbtion rate than less scarred tissue. By "turning" the pod, might you be inserting the canula into a less scarred area?
Just a thought...
I'll second Scott's comment. I've found the same to be true, as you, when experimenting with sites that I've already used. Three to four hours after a pod change is about all it takes for the numbers to settle and my numbers always seem to start climbing and hover around in the low to mid 200's by my third day. If it's been a really great site, I'll ride it out until the pod does a "hard expire" just to get the additional eight hours.
The pod are set to expire after 72 hours, but they can still be used (provided there's still insulin in the reservoir) for an additional 8 hours. You'll get the friendly "pod expired" reminder beeps during this period, but you still get the basal delivery and you can bolus for meals. Then after the additional 8 hours a "hard expire" occurs and it has to be changed. (Squeal of death!)