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Sore Omnipod Cannula Site

Started this discussion. Last reply by Terry Jan 2. 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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rick phillips left a comment for becky
"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."
Jan 20
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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Dexcom Users

For users of a Dexcom Continuous Glucose Monitoring ("CGM") deviceJust as a reminder with the recent release of the new Dexcom G4 to the US market--it is NOT okay to post about previous models or older sensors as being 'for sale' on this site.It is a violation of the Terms of Use because it is a prescription device, and any such efforts will unfortunately be removed.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association (http://www.cr3diabetes.org), which accepts unexpired glucometer and insulin pump supplies, or alternatively you may talk to your physician's office or other local medical group to discuss donating them to those in need of assistance.Thank you all for kindly refraining from this activity.See More
Jan 2
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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
becky added a discussion to the group parents of kids with Type 1
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Omnipod 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
Leah replied to becky's discussion 'Dexcom G4'
"The exact thing happens to me too! I've been using mastisol liquid in the meantime, it's readily available OTC, I believe. It's not stellar, but it's better than nothing. I'm waiting for my Opsite Flexifix to come in the…"
Jul 5, 2013
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
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At 3:10am on January 20, 2014, rick phillips 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

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At 9:44am on March 20, 2012, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO OUR LOVING, CARING, AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY MY FRIEND!!! Great to have you here with us!!!!Please feel free to check out our Forum, Blogs and Groups here!!! If u have any questions please feel free to ask any of us or put it on our forum. To answer any of us back just hit the "comment back "bar under our comments and you will go to our page where you can leave a comment to us and also read abit about us.

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At 6:58am on March 20, 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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