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megs replied to Emily Coles's discussion 'February query: What would you do with a diabetes-free day?'
"Ummm, that's a good question! Sitting here thinking about it and having a hard time coming up with something. At this point (after 10+ years of being a diabetic) it's pretty much embedded in my brain!"
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Nov 10, 2011
megs replied to NatalieHodge's discussion 'Tried a second time saline trial, got intensely itchy on second day' in the group OmniPod Users
"I'm on pods and had itchiness with pain after a month on the pods. After using a few different wipes and barriers - I found that a "dressing" works best for me. The only place I can find them is Walgreen's. It's called…"
Aug 22, 2011
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Aug 20, 2011
megs replied to Jen's discussion 'Adhesive allergy/irritation'
"I've been using the Omni Pod since December 2010. Skin irritation has set in the last month or so. Tried several different adhesive wipes thinking I was allergic to them. Tegaderm has been the only thing that has made a…"
Jun 23, 2011
megs replied to Jen in CO's discussion 'Android Apps?' in the group OmniPod Users
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megs replied to bowen's discussion 'salt water vs. Pod' in the group OmniPod Users
"What brand/type of adhesive are you using? I've been having trouble with my pods lifting by the 3rd day with an over amount of sensitivity and itchiness after removing them."
Jun 16, 2011
megs replied to bowen's discussion 'salt water vs. Pod' in the group OmniPod Users
"I just had a visit with my Omni pod trainer and asked this question......... she said the salt water will not damage the pod. But the adhesive may loosen over time. She said to check it every hour and to be careful of sun exposure (insulin will heat…"
Jun 16, 2011
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OmniPod Users

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
Jun 1, 2011
megs commented on megs's blog post 'Omni Pod Question'
"Thank you again for all of the suggestions!!! I really appreciate it! LOVE this site :)!"
Jun 1, 2011
Lorraine commented on megs's blog post 'Omni Pod Question'
"I really have to start rereading my comments before hitting "add". "Bother" not "both" and "reacted" not "reaction". Geesh! I also make it sound like we had increase his site change frequency bc of…"
Jun 1, 2011
Lorraine commented on megs's blog post 'Omni Pod Question'
"Hi Megs, My son uses OmniPod and DexCom and has had different skin reactions to each. OmniPod is definitely much easier on him. There was only one time when it started to both him. I had not been paying attention to his skin and it had become dry…"
Jun 1, 2011
veterandiabetic commented on megs's blog post 'Omni Pod Question'
"the same thing happens to me. I find that if I don't itch it (the spot) it eventually goes away. I personally feel that it it is a skin reaction. If you think about it, that small piece of skin was covered by the pod for 2-3 days, the skin…"
Jun 1, 2011
Pastelpainter commented on megs's blog post 'Omni Pod Question'
"It sounds like you are allergic to the glue on the pod. I have eczema so know all about itchy skin, try some urea cream on the itchy patch, be sure always to apply cream after your shower to the area you use for your pod, it should just get your…"
May 31, 2011

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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Omni Pod Question

Posted on May 31, 2011 at 12:33pm 5 Comments

When I replace my pod on the stomach area, within the next day or so it becomes puffy and red in the window of the pod. Once I remove the pod it's REALLY itchy. Anyone else have this same problem?

Thanks for your help!!

Anyone using the Omni Pod Insulin Pump?

Posted on May 21, 2011 at 7:55am 6 Comments

I started the omni pod insulin pump Dec. 2010. Its been going really well up until about a month ago. Each time I take my pod off it leaves my skin red and irritated for days. Anyone else experiencing this? I've been using neosporin to heal the areas but they are not healing fast enough. I'm running out of places to put them.

Any suggestions?


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At 8:48am on May 23, 2011, Marie B said…
hi megs, please join our Omnipod Group here
At 10:36am on May 21, 2011, Doris D said…
You know I wish there was a thing called the internet & that this site was here 37 years ago. It would have not made me feel so alone for so many years. It's just so nice to hear that other's know what I feel (and here we do) Til this day explaning it to the member's of my family ..................well they don't get it and I have a 22 year old Type 1 daughter who when eating anything she wants is still 93 (was it) I've found that the older I get the badder I am w/ the diabetes.
At 8:19am on May 20, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO ONE OF THE BEST DIABETIC FAMILIES YOU CAN FIND MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We are here to help each other and lend an ear if needed. If you have a question just post it on our Forum where you will get a diversity of opinions, or just ask any of us on our pages and we will try to help you out.

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At 5:02am on May 20, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!
At 2:57am on May 20, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.



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