When I started with the OmniPod I had skin irritations so severe that I was about to go back to MDI. Then I started using Skin-Prep and Uni-Solve. The relief was not instant. It took about 2 months until my skin realized that I would not rip off the pods anymore. Now the skin problems are a distant memory.
I use the 3M pads between my pods and my skin. They work for me. You should try those, or Helmut's suggestion before you give up.
I wear both devices & have the same issue. I think it's adhesive that Omnipod use.
My son wears both devices and when he gets really bad skin irritations / rashes we use a Johnson and Johnson tough pad underneath. My son's skin is bothered by the Dexcom more than the Omnipod though.
I use the OmniPod and have used the Dexcom 7 before. I found the OmniPod adhesive slightly irritating, while the Dexcom was not at all.
I've ordered a box of the Skin-Prep Protective Dressing Wipes. As many of you know, these are designed to "Reduce adhesive removal trauma." I used a similar product some time ago, so I'm hoping these will provide a better solution to my irritation problems.
Thank you for all your replies. Scott, what are the 3M pads you were referring to? The only 3M pads I have are for my belt-sander...
You also need Uni-Solve. They work together. When using both the pod falls off pulled down by it's own weight.
Got the Uni-Solve ordered, too. Thanks for the reminder.