"My routine is as follows: 1. eat breakfast & bolus with old pod
2. then immediately change pods & make very small additional bolus
3. check sugars very frequently til lunch
4. bolus with needle for lunch
5. keep checking sugars
6. for me,…"
"I just saw this comment after I submitted a post with many questions answered here! If you don't mind can I ask some follow ups? Do you always bolus with a syringe in the first 6 hours? If your numbers are high 9 hours after a change do you…"
I am doing better now...I have had 6 pods that have either failed or had occlusions (since I started in November). That's the only frustrating part. Sometimes its not even my fault, like when one of them failed while priming. For the…"
"hi type1gal, just wondering how you're NOW doing on the Pods? tried the MM Revel and just hated the tubing. So, I'm thinking the Pod would work better. There are pros and cons, I guess, to everything we have to manage this, MDI's,…"
"I'd like to add one additional point from my own experience. Just because you have started podding doesnt mean that you suddenly are having perfect insulin delivery. It took my endo almost 9 months of adjusting my basal level, carb &…"
"Hang in there Type1gal! I started the pod 3 weeks ago after MDI for 16 years, and I know how you feel. after 2 weeks it was going well then the doctor made some change and it seem to be going crappy. remember there is a huge learning curve when…"
"Hi Type 1, After 5+ years on the pod, here are some of the strategies that have helped me the most:
1. If bg is over 250, bolus 1 1/2 times the suggested amount.This is what my CDE told me & have found it to be very helpful. High sugars, with…"
"I noticed that when I removed the pod from my thigh, it did bleed a little. So live and learn I suppose. I tried the side of my other leg instead of right on the front of the thigh. Maybe that will work better. Thanks for your input!"
"I'm sorry - didn't know "the rule." A contingency plan for high sugars was never discussed with me by anyone at the doctors office. And I am a little overwhelmed at the moment and didn't think to ask until it happened. And…"
"Hey type1gal! So sorry that your first 2 weeks have been filled with frustration! I've been using the omnipod for 3 months (after being on MM for 11 years)-here are my nuggets of wisdom.
My site selection makes a huge difference in my insulin…"
"In a word Yes. It takes quite a lot of impact to get the job done. Am not a fan of the now popular soft handled tooth brushes. Hard plastic is better. And who knows maybe it is a non issue. But I feel like it has been working well for me."
"Hi Type 1. Just another thought to add to the rest and it has to do with air in the pod. Have not had too many situations like you describe but have had at least one that I can attribute to air. Was high, dosed, waited an appropriate time and…"
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