I have been on the Omnipod for about 3 months, and I change my pods every day and a half to 2 days as my dosage is on the high side for now. I never had a poriblems with getting the pod to stick on it's own, for the duriation of wearing it..... till the last couple of weeks, I do what I always do, cleans with alchole swabs and wait for it to dry then stick the pod on.
it always starts to unstick around the cannual area within a dew hours. and I have been sticking medical tape on it to hold. I am really not for the skin tac and I have a rather hard time getting the pod off if I do use it.
any ideas why it is suddenly not wanting to stick?
I have already read other posts with ideas for sticking it on, I am just curious as to why it suddenly does not like sticking to me.
I think IV prep is about halfway between an alcohol wipe and skin tac. (It's been a while since I used it with my old MM pump).
FWIW, I always have adhesion issues when the seasons change. Right now my skin is so dry that they are sticking like crazy and hurt to high heaven when I rip them off. I wish your skin and my skin could meet in the middle :)
I have changed the position to wear my pods. Used to wear them on my abdomen now on my arms. The pods stick much better now in general and especially during work-out.
I wear my pods on all the differnt sites to give the other areas time to heal, as I do change them often.
my skin is actually on the dry side too, which is why I never had a problem with them sticking.
I think it was just a problem batch as I started a new box today and did not have the problem at all.
My son has never had "sticking" problems even though he plays ice hockey and sweats a lot. If you don't want to try Skin Tac, you might want to try a barrier wipe like Bards. The pod might stick to it better than just your skin.
My son uses it to prevent itchiness but the pod seems to stick to it well.
Thats sounds like a good plan. the pod seems to itch a bit on my stomach. I will ask for a perscription for that in ... april when I see my endo...