Omnipod change 48 Hours or 72 Hours?

Dr John
By Dr John Latest Reply 2013-05-17 10:52:54 -0500
Started 2013-04-23 09:23:14 -0500

I've been pumping for 7 months now. Originally, I started in September, entering cold weather. I was changing the infusion sets every 72 hours. Now, that the warmer weather has appeared, I have to change my infusion sets every 48 hours because of high BG's after 48 hours.

Is this the same for the Omnipod or is it different?


5 replies

Dr John
Dr John 2013-05-17 10:52:54 -0500 Report

I'm back to 72 hours change. I was only coincidence that the tubing was occluded several times on the third day.

ShellyLargent 2013-04-24 10:53:35 -0500 Report

I change my pod after 72 hours. It's always been that way. I'm actually the opposite from what you describe. I use a bit more insulin in the winter time since I'm not as active as when the weather is nicer and warm. I tend to drop my insulin usage in the warmer weather.

What might be happening is that the insulin might be breaking down faster in the pump with the warmer weather, thus being less effective. The outside heat, combined with body temp can cause the insulin to start to break down the longer in stays in the pump. That can happen with any pump, regardless of brand.

Dr John
Dr John 2013-04-24 12:02:27 -0500 Report

I hoping that the Omnipod may be different because you don't have 43" of tubing absorbing heat. I will try to get one.

manapua72 2013-04-23 20:52:11 -0500 Report

That's gonna depend on your #'what u find happening to u … What happens with others might not be the same as what happens with u … I change my set about every 72 hours or basically when my pump is out of insulin … I don't get high #'s from insulin wearing down or infusion set being into long … I do get high #'s when I eat something I really shouldn't …

Dr John
Dr John 2013-04-24 08:50:12 -0500 Report

I know that. I wanted to know if people with Omnipods noticed a difference in the useable time from infusion sets .

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