Some Pain

I’ve noticed that if I wear a pod in one place for more than 48 hours that I experience some dull pain at the site. Perhaps my body is sensitive to the cannula, and I should change it every two days. I’ll have to ask Dr. K about it.

I’ve noticed this happens on both my arms and on my back, but it could also have something to do with my clumsiness. When wearing it on my arm, I knock or bump it quite a bit (especially when walking through doorways). Perhaps I should just pay a little more attention to where by body is in relation to stationary objects.

When I take the pod off, it also takes 2-3 days for the site to heal up/heal over. I’ve never had a problem with healing, but I have a feeling I’m going to rotate sites more often. I expect that I’ll probably be one of the pump users that ends up getting infections. Hope for the best, prepare for the worst. For this reason, I am making sure to always disinfect my sites before putting on a pod.

It’s been just a little over one month since I started with the pump. Here is a list breaking down the positives and negatives I’ve encountered thus far.

Pros: better blood sugars, no more multiple daily injections or having to wake up to take long acting insulin, look like a boss when I pull out my PDM (just. kidding.), easier to keep track of my blood sugars and dosing, takes the error out of calculating boluses.

Cons: had quite a few pod malfunctions (some my fault, some not), experiencing some pain at the site of the cannula when worn for more than 2 days.

So far, more pros than cons!

2 thoughts on “Some Pain”

  1. For the healing part I have found Aquaphor works really well. Check with your doctor if he thinks that could cause problems. Jon’s never had pain in that spot, so I would talk to your doctor first. It would cost a lot more to change it every 2 days, so if there’s a better solution I would pick that. You may actually be able to call omnipod as well. They’re very helpful and may have heard of this issue and know how to fix it.

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