I am new to OmniPod and having a lot of problems. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE being on the OmniPod. The insertion is so easy and doesn't hurt at all. But my doctors have told me I may end up back on shots if I can't figure out how to get this to work properly, and I really don't want to go back on shots!!! First of all, I am bleeding... a lot. Enough that it has seeped under the tape and gotten onto my clothes. I have rotated the pods 3 times. 1 on each side of my lower back and 1 on my arm. Bleeding happens every time. Also, the first day seems to go OK, but by the 2nd day I am having absorbtion issues. I am on a 1:10 carb ratio. For example I took 6 units last night for a 60 carb dinner. On shots, my numbers would have been perfect. But on OmniPod I checked and I was 266. I took 3.5 units correction dose and .5 unit basal every hour. Fasting number was 195. I know for certain I am having these high numbers because of absorbtion issues. When I take my pod off I have a lump the size of a coin under my skin. Not a small bump like an insect bite, but a large lump. What can I do? How can I fix absorbtion issues???? The only thing my doctor could advise (other than shots) was to change pod daily, which I cannot afford as the supplies are already expensive enough!
I am 19, very lean and have been a diabetic for just over a year. Why would I be having absorbtion problems??