Hi All, Kennedy put her pod on her leg for the first time, and she did get low in the first 4 hours because we overdid it on her pod change bolus to prevent highs, but she has been in the 200's and not coming all the way down with corrections for 24 hours...
what do you usually see with thigh pod use, do you need more insulin at this site?
We get better results on the thighs than the other sites (but it is our most recently added site).
ok, she just gave a unit insulin sub q and changed her pod, there is a little blood in the cannula. Do you look on the thigh and try to avoid superficial veins? What are the other tricks to know about for thigh placement? cannula down, right?
We always place the cannula up towards the torso but not straight up and down. And, that goes for placement anywhere on Sophia. There are times we place the pod horizontally (lower back/upper hips/abd area)but it's always tilted enough that the cannula end is always higher than the "butt" end. Is this the first time you have experienced "post pod change highs"? It occurs for us most of the time, no matter what site we use (and we rotate over 8-10 different sites).........
nope it always happens, usually she will bolus 1.5 units with the change, then between four and six hours there is a spike. today to 280