Or more specifically, does angle really matter? I’m going on 2 years with OmniPod. And I LOVE this insulin pump. For its tubelessness, its PDM, its convenience and functionality. Prior to OmniPod, I used straight infusion sets with Medtronic and Animas insulin pumps for about 5 years. And never had issues with them. I could count on one hand how many occlusions or failed infusion sets I had over that time period. Even though my lowest A1c’s have been in the last 2 years, more recently, I am beginning to wonder if the angled set is as effective as I need it to be. And the one unfortunate thing about the OmniPod, is that it doesn’t give a choice of cannula angle or length.
While I consider myself an educated PWD, I am not certain if the angle of infusion sets can really make a difference in insulin delivery. But I imagine it could. I’ve read that the angled sets are usually better for areas of less “meat”. (
Unfortunately I do not have to worry about that) But does that mean the straight sets are better for areas of more “meat”? Does anyone know? I’d love to hear your thoughts/advice/opinions.