We started our pumping experience very positively and immediately noticed an improvement in DD's numbers. Recently, however, it seems like we've had a so many issues with crazy high numbers after pod changes that do not come down. This has been happening the last couple of weeks. We've not seen this since we started pumping (in July, though we did have a bad pod in early August). We changed DD's pod at 3:30 yesterday afternoon, she was fine before dinner. If we have an unexplained high, we correct by pump, but if it is still high two hours later, we give insulin by syringe and change the pod. By 11:30 p.m., we changed that pod (after first trying to correct with the pump). It seemed like the new one was working, but now I realize it was simply the injected insulin and DD's really small early a.m. basal rates. After the JDRF walk this a.m, we again gave insulin by syringe (after correction by pump seemed to have no effect) and changed the pod, using a new vial of insulin and a pod from a new box. Once again, DD has sky high numbers. I just did a correction through the pod, and am waiting it out for an hour or so. DH talked to Insulet and they mentioned to make sure we pinch the skin and press down on the pod at insertion. We had not been pinching (her sites are all on bottom and belly where amount of fat has not been an issue) or pressing (were not trained to do that, but it makes sense). DH made sure to do that with the new pod. This pod is from a new box. The insulin is fresh. The site otherwise looked fine ... DD has not had any skin issues or lumps or bumps, etc. With one or two exceptions last week, we have never gotten a pod alarm. The canulas have come out unbent and seem to be clear (not sure if issues would be visible). DD has not had ketones (though, this time, I did not wake her just now to make her use the bathroom). What are we doing wrong? What can we do differently? Prior to this run (of the last 11 pods, we've had this issue with 5-6 at different sites, etc.), we've not had any issues like this (bad pods have been "DOA", buzzing before we've inserted them).