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Sore Omnipod Cannula Site

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Jan 2, 2014. 3 Replies

Hi. wondering if anyone can help please. I live in the UK and have 7yr and we have been pumping Omnipod for coming up to 2 yrs now.Over the past couple of months we have been having problems with the…Continue

Dexcom G4

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leah Jul 5, 2013. 4 Replies

Hi Guys,I apologise if this question has come up recently as i haven't logged on for a while.We have just purchased he Dexcom G4 for our 7 yr old son. We have only used 2 so far and these have been…Continue

New Recruit

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strings Mar 24, 2012. 4 Replies

Hi,My name is Becky and we live in the UK. I have a six year old son Corey who was diagnosed Type 1 just before his fourth birthday.We have been pumping Omnipod now for 5 weeks, so although i cannot…Continue

 

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April 22, 2014 from 1pm to 2pm
This event already occurred.  Enjoy the recording! Joe Solowiejczyk is a healthcare professional who has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 52 years. He is President and founder of A Mile in My Shoes, a company that publishes books & produces videos on patient self-management and psychological coping as well as providing counseling and training to patients, families and health care professionals.Having worked in the filed of diabetes for over 35 years, Joe's work focuses on translating his personal & professional experiences into unique patient care programs. As a nurse, diabetes educator and family therapist, he specializes in assessing how family dynamics impact the management of diabetes and designs interventions that result in more effective coping and optimal metabolic control.Joe works extensively with both…See More
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Jan 20, 2014
Izza replied to becky's discussion 'Sore Cannula Site' in the group OmniPod Users
"Becky, Not sure if this will improve the situation; i have had the same occurence some times when i first started with pods. This is what I do when applying a pod and it seems to have helped. I find if there is any movement with my pod and the…"
Jan 2, 2014
Ursela replied to becky's discussion 'Omnipod Sore Cannula Site' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"It isn't really harsh. My T1 daughter has ezcema and it doesn't irritate her skin. With that said, my other daughter who has no skin issues, cannot use it because it gives her hives. My recommendation would be to apply it in a small area…"
Jan 2, 2014
Terry replied to becky's discussion 'Sore Omnipod Cannula Site'
"Yes. When the infusion sites became swollen and red, my BGs were trending higher, too. I've seen other reports here about Novalog allergies. I use it for quite some time before I started getting the swelling redness. You correctly realize that…"
Jan 2, 2014
becky replied to becky's discussion 'Sore Omnipod Cannula Site'
"Thanks Terry. I am going to talk to our care team about this. His levels normally rise and then i check the cannula and it is red. His levels have been very erratic as of late but i just put that down to the nature of diabetes and growth hormones.…"
Jan 2, 2014
becky replied to becky's discussion 'Omnipod Sore Cannula Site' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Thankyou Ursela. I havent been able to use a sterile wipe on the area before putting on the pod as my son reacts to it and makes skin sore. I have to be so careful what i put on his skin as he is very sensitive. Is the hibiclens gentle on the skin?…"
Jan 2, 2014
Terry replied to becky's discussion 'Sore Omnipod Cannula Site'
"I developed site symptoms similar to your description. When I changed from Novalog to Apidra insulin, those symptoms went away. You could easily check this by experimenting with a temporary change to another rapid acting insulin. The Omnipod cannula…"
Jan 2, 2014
Ursela replied to becky's discussion 'Omnipod Sore Cannula Site' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"My daughter is on the omnipod as well. Over the past year she has had the same issue. We were told by our doctor to have her shower with a product called hibiclens. It's a surgical scrub that is used here in the US and can be purchased over the…"
Jan 2, 2014
Scott Wilkins replied to becky's discussion 'Sore Cannula Site' in the group OmniPod Users
"My sites are almost always a little red after removal. It goes away in a few hours, and is nicely healed after a few days. Best advice is to search for more spots, like leg and buttocks. Also remember you can usually rotate the pod 180 degrees on…"
Jan 2, 2014
shoshana27 replied to becky's discussion 'Sore Cannula Site' in the group OmniPod Users
"call your endo because a bump might mean an infection it looks like it to me good luck"
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Sore Cannula Site

Hi. wondering if anyone can help please. I live in the UK and have 7yr old son who has been pumping Omnipod for coming up to 2 yrs now.Over the past couple of months we have been having problems with the cannula site becoming red and because of this have been having to change pods more frequently sometimes only after just a day.When the pod is removed it just looks like a small insect bite. We have always rotated the buttocks and thighs as sites as he is very slight, He has no fat on his stomach and pod still looks too big for his arm even though we now have the smaller sized pods. Up until now have had very few issues and love the pod. Im worried we may have to go back to mdi. Any advice i would be grateful of. Thanks. BeckySee More
Jan 1, 2014

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At 12:46pm on January 20, 2015, Mari said…

Today's your birthday! I hope you have a great day!

At 4:12am on January 20, 2015, Linda G said…

♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫
From morning till night
May your SPECIAL DAY be bright

And nicer than ever before!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BECKY!!
♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫♪♫

At 3:35am on January 20, 2014, Linda G said…

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Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES BECKY!!
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At 3:10am on January 20, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Becky, Happy Birthday!!! Here is wishing you a wonderful and happy birthday. I hope the coming year will be full of blessings, joy and the wonderful love of family and friends.

At 6:10am on January 20, 2013, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BECKY!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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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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At 4:52am on January 20, 2013, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 1:14am on January 20, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,becky. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 4:55pm on March 24, 2012, Jacob's mom said…

hi becky, i just wanted to send out another welcome, and ask how things are really going, do you have any specific questions regarding your sons omnipod or his management? i would be happy to offer up any advice i can or just listen, thats why this site is so helpful, i dont know about you but i find people friends, coworkers, family members just dont understand the day to day struggles, both management wise and emotionally dealing with a child with diabetes, this site has been a blessing to me to have empathetic sounding boards for my issues just knowing others get you and you are not alone is empowering, best wishes, amy

At 12:57pm on March 22, 2012, Marie B said…

hi becky, welcome! please join our parents group

http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/parentsofkidswithtype1

At 10:26am on March 20, 2012, Linda G said…

 
 
 

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