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Pod Site Tenderness

Started this discussion. Last reply by smileandnod Sep 6, 2012. 2 Replies

Does anyone have any trouble with their pod site becoming sore and tender which causes the insulin to not absorb effectively? It seems to be getting worse and I'm having a hard time finding a place…Continue

 

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Onetta replied to joefcole's discussion 'Do you get better results using different sites?' in the group OmniPod Users
"I've been using the omnipod for about 5 years. I think it's very different for each person as to where is the most comfortable and most effective site absorption. For me, my abdomen has by far been the most consistent and best site for…"
Jan 21, 2013
Onetta replied to johnnyjumpstart's discussion 'What's with all the negativity lately??' in the group OmniPod Users
"I agree, Omnipod is probably the best thing out there right now for my diabetes. HOWEVER, there needs to be a safe place where we can go to discuss our frustrations and complications, and who better to go to than those who understand exactly what we…"
Nov 26, 2012
smileandnod replied to Onetta's discussion 'Pod Site Tenderness'
"Does this happen with all sites or just some sites? You may want to try sites that you've never used before with injections or pumps/pods. That's what works best for me. I've had good luck with my lower back towards the side, my hips,…"
Sep 6, 2012
Onetta replied to SandyG's discussion 'Sweaty pods coming loose?? KT Tape to the rescue.' in the group OmniPod Users
"Thanks."
Sep 6, 2012
Terry replied to Onetta's discussion 'Pod Site Tenderness'
"Onetta - I've been using insulin pumps for many years now. Like you I've also noticed that some sites just don't absorb as well as others. One of the reasons that I recently changed to the OminPod was to start using some new real…"
Sep 6, 2012
Onetta posted a discussion

Pod Site Tenderness

Does anyone have any trouble with their pod site becoming sore and tender which causes the insulin to not absorb effectively? It seems to be getting worse and I'm having a hard time finding a place on my body to put the pod where it will not do this. My sugars are WACKO and it's extremely frustrating. I'm not sure if it's a sensitivity reaction to my insulin (Apidra) or a reaction to the pod itself. Any suggestions?? I'm getting desperate.See More
Sep 6, 2012
Onetta replied to SandyG's discussion 'Sweaty pods coming loose?? KT Tape to the rescue.' in the group OmniPod Users
"What exactly is KT tape and Opsite tape? Where would I get these? I have A LOT of trouble with my pod coming off due to sweating. I need something to help keep it on. Thanks."
Sep 6, 2012
Onetta replied to Schmutz's discussion 'PDM Failure' in the group OmniPod Users
"You're right. If your PDM shuts off, leave the pod on because it will still be giving your basal until it expires. That's what happened to me a few months ago and they told me to leave the pod on. Made sense because the pod was still doing…"
Sep 6, 2012
Onetta joined Mathew's group
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This group is dedicated to giving OmniPod users a place to discuss and share our experiences so that we may grow and help each other "make diabetes a smaller part of our lives."Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles…See More
Aug 22, 2012
catlover left a comment for Onetta
"Hi Onetta- Welcome to TuD. We are glad you joined the community. We have a Group for those who use the omnipod check it out. The members can help you with your questions."
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"Welcome to a great site!!"
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"Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for…"
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Linda G left a comment for Onetta
"We're so happy that you're finally here! Welcome home Onetta... This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends. Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance.…"
Aug 21, 2012
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
support and increase knowledge
Date diagnosed
May 16, 2000
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
7.8
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
omnipod
Tell us more about you (optional)
I'm otherwise very healthy and fit. I lift weights regularly and ride a bike. I am a stay at home mom of three boys. I would like to know what works well for others who use the omnipod such as best site insertion places, adhesive solutions, and anything else they've learned along the way that gives them better control of blood sugars.

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At 5:33pm on August 22, 2012, catlover said…

Hi Onetta- Welcome to TuD. We are glad you joined the community. We have a Group for those who use the omnipod check it out. The members can help you with your questions.

At 5:21am on August 22, 2012, Stress said…

Welcome to a great site!!

At 4:15pm on August 21, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 3:43pm on August 21, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home Onetta...
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 2:16pm on August 21, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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