I love the omnipod. Not having to worry about wires, swimming, bathing, it is fantastic..until it is time to change it. The adhesive is so strong that it rips my skin off. I have to treat it with triple antibiotic and non stick pads just to tolerate it. I am talking ripping my skin off and bleeding..not just a little irritation. july 4th I had to sit with my hand down my pants to hold the material away from my sores so that it wouldnt hurt so bad...not to mention the incredible fool I felt like . I am told there is some sort of pad you can put under it but I havent found any information. I now use vaseline on my fingertips and very gently peel it back, but even at that it takes me 1/2 hr to 45 min to get it off, but it does help a little. the spot on my arm is still not healed after 2 weeks. Any suggestions? also, I have seen some people say they change the pod every week,. I am told no more than 2 days. I have lung disease and therefore on prednizone often so sure would like to know about the one that can stay on for 7 days. thanks all. Maureen
My skin gets a little red when taking off a pod, but nothing like you're experiencing.
One thing you could try is uni-solve adhesive remover. Just wipe the skin as you slowly pull back the adhesive.
The pad you are talking about might be IV3000 pads. I have no experience with how they work though so you might want to read up a bit and see if it could help you.
The longest a pod will work is 3 days and 8 hours. As far as I know, all pumps require site changes at least every 3 days. There's no pump that can stay on for 7 days. I think the continuous glucose monitors last for 7 days or more. You may have gotten the two mixed up.