When I put it on horizontally or nearly so (seems like it does better at a bit of an angle), it hangs a bit and makes me feel insecure. I've only had three pods on so far and one of them did this:
So, now I feel over-protective of the pod, like if my kids come near (which is of course a big reason why I wanted to avoid tubing). I'm hoping that there's some tried and true method of taping it on (I'm thinking something to go over the pump would be more secure?) and a product that will work well without tearing me up.
I'd be willing to buy online, but so happy to be able to get something today at CVS or somewhere.
Also, I think I already know the answer to this Q, but just in case... is it possible to pull insulin out of a used pod with a syringe? Like if, say, the syringe gets pulled off (as above) and the insulin is still pretty fresh? Seems like such a waste to lose the whole thing.
Oh, and btw, other than the above mishap... I am loving this pump! My numbers came right into line practically the minute I put it on. :)
Thanks for the update. What is the specific name of the tape? Is it waterproof?
It's this stuff, except I think the one I have is 1 inch wide. And it is waterproof, has no trouble with a few showers.
Oh yeah, been there, done that one too. I can't remember whether Liz just didn't like it or it irritated her skin. Maybe both. The 2x4 CVS bandages seem to be our mainstay.
Yeah, KT tape leaves little, if any, residue behind. If there's one complaint I have about it is that it does work a lot better when the skin is clean and dry initially. For me, it may not even work at all I try to stick it onto skin that has been under heavy clothing for any length of time.
Once it sticks, though, it sticks really well through every type of condition I've exposed the pod to. I practically forget it's there compared to the actuall adhesive itself or any other type Of tape I may have used in the past.
This sounds a lot like Tegaderm. Is it waterproof? as in stays on in the shower and pool? I read the product sheet and it says the backing is waterproof, but does not state the same about the adhesive. Does it ever irritate your skin?