Today I received the results of my HbA1c test: 5,4 %. 1 point less than the previous test (6,4%), some 3 months ago. In the meantime no structural changes in overall lifestyle, food pattern and quantities, exercise or insulin regime. The only change: well behaving pods in this period vs mal functioning pods in the previous period........

Views: 261

Replies to This Discussion


Excellent number! You must be very disciplined with your lifestyle. It's paying off.

This is good to hear :)

Good work! Yeah, having Pods that work really helps. I also find that if the batteries are running low on the PDM or if I am down to my last few units of insulin in the Pod before a Pod change, both will affect my blood sugar. Your A1c is excellent, though, so keep doing whatever you are doing.

I had no idea bad batteries could affect insulin delivery rate?
Today I changed my batteries again and over the last ten days I´ve had
really erratic pumps only lasting 1,5 days and then the my BG went up, up, up. I´m well regulated, understand my diabetes after 45 yrs and have used pumps since 1996. However, the OmniPod troubles me with too many bad CGM patterns for no reason, but the pod. So could it really be the batteries?

It is impossible for battery level on the PDM to impact insulin delivery in any way AT ALL. If you can interact with the PDM and successfully send a bolus (or make a basal change), it will be delivered completely independently of the PDM once the pod has received the instructions.

The only thing that affects the rate of infusion is the batteries in the Pod. If you have an old pod, near its expiration date, with marginal batteries to begin with, it may take a bit longer for the SMA wire in the pod (the mechanical part that actuates pumping) may be a bit slower to shrink under voltage, slowing things down.

Each "click" you hear from the pod is 0.05U.

I figured that as well, but mearly wanted to raise the question since somebody ponited in that direction, which seemed odd...




From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

TuDiabetes Is Getting A Makeover!

Written By Emily Coles, TuDiabetes Community Manager. Last summer we surveyed members of TuDiabetes and EsTuDiabetes online communities, and gained some GREAT insights! We learned that our members are happy with the information and support they receive on TuDiabetes and Read on! →

An eye opening experience at @CWDiabetes!

Last month, I had one of the most amazing experiences I have had with technology since I have been living with diabetes. It happened at the Focus On Technology conference organized by Children With Diabetes in Los Angeles (the first Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service