I know this is going to sound dumb,maybe. But I prefer to ask end users instead of trusting someone that only knows how to do things from a book. Where is a good place to put your pod?? I just tried putting it on my thigh and when I bent over it pulled right off (I shaved a nice clean spot for it to stick to,too). And when I try to put the pod on the left side of my stomach it never seems to work there for the full 2 days. The pod only seems to work on my right side. This morning the pod malfunctioned on my left side. I haven't tried the back of my arms yet. Any suggestions??
The backs of my arms are, by far, my most preferred sites. I too have had trouble keeping pods on my legs. On my stomach, the cannula seems to graze my ab muscles.
See it just works on the right side of my stomach for some reason. Like I said before, today the pod malfunctioned on the left side after I just put it on last night. I don't know if it's cause I might sleep on it different or what. I guess I'll have to try my arm next.
I don't think there is any one place that works for everyone. Personally, I have had the best results placing the pod on my upper arm, side and front. I haven't tried the back of my arm. Abdomen sometimes has worked out okay too. Thighs were the same, mixed results. I would also be curious what others have experienced.
Did you stretch the skin as you were placing on your thigh? My son likes the front of the thigh and through all of his 10 year old playing, it seems to work well for him. Backs of his arms (cannula down) work well too. We have found that not just placement, but which direction the cannula is pointing makes a big difference for him. Cannula down on thighs and arms is routinely longer lasting. Good luck!
I used my stomach for the first 4 years of the pod and recently just re-tried my back - I love it there. I generally place is just above the waist of my pants and have very few problems.
I've had to avoid my stomach for the time being as that was my preferred injection site while I was on MDI so the absorption was pretty bad. Right now I prefer my arms and thighs and use the IV3000 to keep it in place. I've only ripped off a few pods, door frames and car doors are not very pod-friendly ;o).
I rotate 4 spots: the outside of each upper thigh & the outside of each upperarm.
I generally use both arms, both sides of my abdomen and both thighs. As far as comfort goes, my order is arms, thighs, abdomen. That is a bit ironic because when I was on MDI I used the same sites but really did not care for my arms as a site. For whatever reason any pod failure I have had has been on my thigh though. It does not seem to matter where on my thigh, upper middle, more inside more outside. I will try what one of the other readers said as far as pointing the canula down. I've always had it facing up so far. If you use your abdomen, keep your seatbelt in mind. I never lost a pod because of it, but it was a bit uncomfortable for 3 days when driving. My abdomen is probably the least comortable for me. I just tend to notice it more and when I remove it my skin gets very red. I use the UniSolve which helps a little. I don't notice this anywhere else. I rotate differnt site, different side. Right thigh, left arm, right ab., left thigh, ... That tends to help a bit with sleeping, as I dont like laying directly on a pod, even though you can. Good Luck!
i mostly use the side of my thigh, back of my arms, my abs, and the upper part of my butt.
i normally knock it off when on the back of my arm. but it works well there when it's stuck there
i have heard some people putting it under the breast (men) . u can most likely put it anywhere these is fat.