Ok ... I just had to change out a pod due to the pod releasing from the tape while I slept last night. I was hoping I could use some tape to hold it on til tomorrow but no go. So the cannula pulled out. So now this is pod number 4 in 3 days. Two pods went bad with the Beep of Doom. Is there really anything you can do if the pods are bad?? It seems like it's ever other one that is going bad. Is air getting in when I put the insulin in or could it be just a bad batch of pods??
mine is L30401. we just have to hope that every other pod will not fail. :)
my son really likes the pods, but the failing is frustrating him
In regards to the tape coming undone and the cannula coming out, I've had the same problem too but I think I figured it out. Whenever I put a pod on a curved area of my body that isn't totally flat, like my arm or on the side of my stomach, the tape comes undone and the cannula comes out because of the angle. And boy does it hurt when the cannula presses back against your skin! I try to put it on the flattest part of my body I can or at least the cannula end on a flat part and make sure I press the tape down really well.
Hope that helps!
With two of us on pods in our home, we have had our fair share of bad pods!!! It is really hard for the little ones - he will endure 2 pod changes within a day (which has happened many times), but when we get up to 4 pod changes in 2 or 3 days - well, it just breaks my heart with the tears that start flowing. For me, the bad pods seem to come in waves (boxes damaged? who knows), but for him we have all kinds of errors. We do everything that you are supposed to do, I think that there are just bad/beeping pods out there. I am thankful when we have weeks with no bad pods! I LOVE this product for myself, and can get through failed pods, but sometimes I wonder if this is the best product for my son. :-( He has friends on "traditional" pumps, and he is still saying he likes the pods (but that tune changes quick when we have many failed pods in a row!).
That's my current experience. I know he doesn't want to go with a tubed pump, but having 12 pods in 3 weeks, as well as two failed PDMs, causes him to "hate" the Omnipod. But he doesn't like any of his other options either. : (
Mari - It was just a matter of sleeping on it and I turned over or something in the middle of the night and the tape came off the bottom half of the pod. So when I woke up it was just dangling from the cannula window tape. So when I put some foam tape on it a few hrs later... it kinda lost it's stickiness.