My son had a big problem where...after he changed his pod he would go high for up to 10 hrs.  At first I thought it was stress causing the high since he was stressed at that time...well.. later.. pod changes were not as stressful so I wondered if he was just slow to absorb in a new site.  So..we started correcting right after a pod change and even increasing basal temporarily... well.. that didn't work and things kept getting worse so I called our Omnipod Pump instructor.  Here is what she said:

 

Some people have sensative skin and just the canula insertion stresses the area. So... correct first w/ the old pod then don't do anything to the new pod for about an hour even if he is running high.   Let the site rest.  She said if that didn't work she would have us try something else.

 

Well...it works!!!    He has had 4 pods changes that he didn't get crazy numbers after!  Turns out... my trying to get his numbers down by repeat corrections and increased insulin...was the opposite of what he needed. 

 

I wanted to share this incase anyone else was having this problem.   :)

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Now... he has had his PDM fail.. he had to Rest it once on vacation and again today and it wouldn't rest... so I tried again later and it finally rest.... now bolus calcs for 3 hrs though...again. He had to change pod...again... Three pod changes in three days!!! One..ripped off one pdm fail and 3rd seems ok for now. New Pdm comes tomorrow.... couldn't dose w/ the old one since the pdm lost communication w/that pod. He was in the 200s before the change...will check him again soon and do a extra bolus if needed.....we changed it right before dosing dinner... so maybe it won't be too bad.
Talked a lot to OMNIPOD...they swear that the pod would "alarm" and "shut down" if it didn't fully prime... (Yeah..right!)
Wow, Katsz mom...you guys are just having an off week! I have about 15 or 16 bad weeks with the pod each year. Just smile and move on! I do believe the pod alarms when it "shuts down" due to an empty reservoir, or an occlusion, but not if it comes loose for any reason. Turn your luck around! PEACE! (YOure a great mom...i wish my mom was so good with me when i was a young T1!)
My mom actually used to "punish" me for becoming diabetic! (bad joke)
My poor son.... 3 pods in 3 days. School starts day after tomorrow...new PDM comes tomorrow afternoon. If the old pdm doesn't fail...yet again..before the next pod change we can keep using it before sending it back. They have been nice on the phone but they won't let me know what the code means...they say they don't know. Yeah...right. They also say that a pod would alarm if not fully primed before putting it on... Yeah...right. This is an issue... guess it is up to us to find what works best for each of us... I am nervous to dose extra...what if that pod primed and he goes too low... but... I will do a small temp basal if I see the high coming... which.. that reminds me........ about that time now.
Katsz - I need to know....I was having a mean string of pod failures and the error code (which they said they could not identify) was 19...bunch of 0s...69. Is that your errror code?
No.. I didn't write it down but mine ended in 23 I think. Let me check if I can find the code on the records of the pdm....I will wait until later... trying not to do too much extra stuff... we want it to hold out for this pod period.
I understand, good luck! (especially with school starting) and PEACE!

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