I have been using the Omnipod for a little over a month now. It was wonderful at first. Up until the last 10 days anyway. Now I have been having extremely high blood sugars and am having a very difficult time getting them to come down.
I have not been ill, haven't changed my eating habits yet I have had to increase my basal dosages and also change my carb to insulin ratios to increase insulin at meals. Even this has not helped bring me closer to my target range. Just yesterday in the early afternoon my blood sugar was 487! I have not seen that high of a reading since I was diagnosed 5 years ago. Then again today after lunch, took my bolus 10 minutes prior to eating as usual, covered all carbs accordingly and still had a blood sugar of 409 two hours post meal.
I have had two occlusions, three pods simply fail without reason and have lost a ton of insulin. My PDM seems to be working just fine, haven't seen any issues with that. So I don't understand all this.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I called my Diabetes Educator and she just suggested I call Insulet. Who told me they do not replace insulin nor will they replace pods for occlusions. I haven't called them about the three pods failing without reason yet, I assume they will at least replace those. I saved them for reference of the lot #'s for when I do call. But what should I do in the meantime? I have had to take needle shots just to bring my blood sugar down from those ridiculously high numbers already. Considering going back to MDI.........not really wanting to though. :(