Thursday, August 23, 2012

First time happenings with the Omnipod

                                          Can you see it?

 Can you see it now?
                              How about now-LOW insulin!

Today was the first time since Isaac started using the Omnipod that we changed his pod before we absolutely had to because of a low reservoir-(you have a window of eight hours after the pod expires to change it-we usually change it within an hour of that time.) Today we changed it about 3.5 hours after it expired. (It may have lasted a few more hours)We have the pod set to alarm when there is 10 units left. We had much less than that left we when changed it. I usually fill the pod with the least amount of insulin needed to prime it-apx. 85 units.... He has been on the pod for 14 months.

Times-they are changing.
It seems not so long ago that he was hardly taking a total of 4 units in an entire day. I know as he grows it will continue to be more-especially throughout puberty/growth spurts.

Thank you Lord for insulin  :)


Denise aka Mom of Bean said...

We've never seen that either! Interesting.
Bean's upped her insulin needs over the summer, but she's still around 12u a day (I think!) so it will still be quite a while before she uses up the 85u in the pod.
And, AMEN to the thank God for insulin!!!

Our Diabetic Warrior said...

Praise God for insulin!!!!!!

Holly said...

I know!! Mary Claire is using up her insulin now BEFORE it's time to change her site! Amazing how fast they grow and need more. ANd yes, we are SO thankful for insulin. I can't say it enough..and thankful for the lives it's spared.

Raven Clades said...

I know this post is a little old, I was just going through your posts. I have type 1 diabetes and I just wanted to say the omni-pod is amazing.