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?

Views: 52

Replies to This Discussion

We had the same issue with the thighs, but have also had the same problem on other sites as well. We went through multiple pods before discarding the box and problem solved...

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




From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

Diabetes Among Hispanics: We’re not all the same

US Hispanics are often portrayed in the press as a single, monolithic group. But anyone who has spent any time in San Francisco’s Mission District or the Bronx can tell you, we’re not all the same. Now we’re finding out Read on! →

Diabetes entre los hispanos: no somos todos iguales

Traducido por Mila Ferrer.    A menudo los Hispanos en Estados Unidos son retratados en la prensa como un solo grupo, monolítico. Pero cualquiera que haya pasado algún tiempo en el  Mission District de San Francisco o el Bronx se 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

Bradford (has type 1)


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

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (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