Just started to wear the Omnipod on 11/1/12 and i have already had 2 bad days where my BS keeps climbing throughout the day. It's like the insulin is not being delivered properly. And there's no warning from the PDM...so I just keep checking it as often as possible. On Monday, it got to 445 until I could change my pod at 5:30 PM and then it took forever to go down again. The next morning I was still at 143. Now today after lunch I am 274 and I know I gave myself enough insulin. Is anyone else feeling this way or have you in the past? Would love any feedback. Thanks!
Hang in there Type1gal! I started the pod 3 weeks ago after MDI for 16 years, and I know how you feel. after 2 weeks it was going well then the doctor made some change and it seem to be going crappy. remember there is a huge learning curve when starting on the pump. eventually the doc will get you on the correct settings.
I'd like to add one additional point from my own experience. Just because you have started podding doesnt mean that you suddenly are having perfect insulin delivery. It took my endo almost 9 months of adjusting my basal level, carb & correction rations in order to get my A1C level down to "7". When I first started on insulin I quickly dropped from an A1C of "11" down to "8" but there were many necessary refinements that had to be made along the way to get it down to "7". I still have occassional days where I will go along with sugar levels in the 200's all day until they suddenly drop. Don't fret if you have some bad days or weeks in the beginning. Just make sure you have an endo who is determined to keep trying to find your own individual settings!