This has happened to me too many times. I cannot another pump for another year according to my insurance. It is really affecting my blood sugars. I see a small blood ring around the edges of my canula when I take it out. I have tried pinching up, pushing down, turning upside down and multiple sites, all of which reccomended by my educatot and the omnipod techs. I am at my wits end. I have restarted and discarded pods as many as five in a day until I get one to work. I think I just need a longer canula. Any suggestions.
Not happened to me yet. Though I do notice that some locations seem to cause my BG to run higher than using the pod in other locations. Not sure if it's caused by this. My educator said this is normal, to have some locations that just don't work well.
Happens to me on occasion. More than likely, it's an occlusion that didnt't alarm resulting in insulin leaking around the site.
Is it specific to a certain area on your body?
It has now been ten months since I posted on this subject of insulin leaking from around my pod. I just cannot wear the pods any longer. I have gone into DKA several times because the Insulin is not getting into my body. I have tried changing the pod to a place where there is no scar tissue.(my back) I could not see it there but my blood sugars were my clue that it was not working. It did fine for a few hours and then just quit absorbing. I took several boluses and then I pulled the pod off. I saw the familiar red ring around where the cannula had been. I have been back on MDI for about two weeks. My doctor wants me to try a new pump with a cannula made of metal and longer to go in deeper. I am going to call a rep from Animas and let them check my insurance benefits today. Anyone else having this problem?
I don't have this problem, but possible causes. It's possible you could have an allergy to the cannula material. I believe most, if not all, of the pump companies use Teflon for their canullas. If that's the case, you will either have to stick to MDI or use steel needle insertion sets w/ another pump.
So sorry it hasn't worked out for you. I love this stupid pod.
nope......never had this happen in 3 years