Got tired of bad sites with the Pod, so I went back to shots for a week. Got sick of taking a shot every time I ate something, so put the pod back on. Wore it on my thigh, which usually is a great spot for me. Bruised and hurt the whole 3 days, but ok numbers, so kept it on. Changed this morning - been running high all day. Was over 300 a couple hours ago - corrected - checked again at 4pm - still over 300 - corrected some more (not very much as I still had plenty of IOB) - tested again now (almost 5pm), still 287. Time to dump this thing and set my Ping up again. At least with my Ping, if I have a bad site, I can just change that and not waste 100u of insulin. Maybe I'll try it again when the smaller pods come out.....
I'm using the Insets with my Ping. Vertical insertion, 6mm. I've bruised, sometimes, with those too, but not nearly as often. I've looked at the Solo too - just waiting for it to be available. Haven't heard of the Cellnovo - will have to check that out also. I keep telling myself, I have it much easier than my mom ever did. She was diagnosed in the 60s. Went to the doc every three months for a blood test to see what her BG was. Took one shot a day. She ended up with complications and passed away a week before her 71st bday. So, I really should quit complaining.....
Ok, I like this one. Especially this:
"One of my biggest beefs with diabetes medical devices is the huge amount of waste created. Although the Cellnovo pump still requires the usual set changes, etc., the pump itself is not a throw-away, more like a tubed pump that can be used over time. The throw-away items here are the infusion sets and the insulin reservoirs only. In addition, the pump is rechargeable. Cellnovo provides consumers with two patch pumps, one to use and one to recharge. Instead of constantly tossing out used batteries, this is one way we can reduce our carbon footprint."
(quoted from diabetesmine article by AllisonB)