"No, I doubt the amount of insulin in the reservoir has anything to do with it. I always use 125 units and only see this issue on certain sites (mostly the inner thighs); other sites don't have the problem at all."
"These "startup occlusions" are my #1 concern about using Omnipod vs other pump. It's baffling. I know the less fat at your site, the more Insulet would say to pinch up the skin when putting in a new pod, so from this I wonder if these…"
"I am on my second year with the Pod. I can honestly say I have never had this problem. Maybe I am lucky...I do know that when I am starting a new pod, and it is inserting, I do apply mild pressure to the pod while it is inserting. Don't know…"
"Although I agree that customers should always voice their concerns and problems, I really don't think this is a "quality control" issue. I think it is simple a matter of the infinite variability when it comes to the human physiology.…"
"Thank you all for replying to my question. I knew I wasnt alone with this problem. I know that insulet is aware of this but are acting like it is no big deal. They are are acting like they dont get to many complaints about this. Im not buing this…"
"I do the same as Mayumi, except I do both an increased temp basal AND a 1-1.5 unit bolus when putting a new pod on my inner-thigh. With other sites don't have such a problem. For example, using the backs of my arms doesn't require a temp…"
"I usually give myself 2 or 3 extra units of Humalog after a pod change. Or something else that works ok for me is to run a temp basal +50% for 3 hours. Either one works for me, but your mileage may vary (ymmv). I've been doing this since…"
"OK...this idea of the body learning the new location doesnt make sense from a medical standpoint. How would this explain MDI, when injections are rotated all over? Assuming this is true, what youre saying is, when first connected, you could inject…"
"I started about 2 weeks ago......I had one pod change this week where I expereienced high BGs for the next 3 hours then it dropped to normal level. My CDE says to eat a small snack & bolus to test the pod after a change."
"I've been using my pod since March, haven't had this issue but my CDE said when I started a new pod to put it on, but before hitting start to insert the catheter to pinch up my skin under the pod like you would if you were to give a shot…"
"I agree w/ FyerKrackr. I do not have it occur every time, but occasionally after a pod change I have to give a 'jumpstart' bolus that tells my body "alright, insulin is still here, it's just coming from some place new". I…"
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