So getting use to it. I know I still new at this whole pod insulin pump. I need work on getting my sugar levels right and the basil right but I am happy that I made the choice I made. It feels good not to take four shots a day. I test more but that is ok.I had them on my back so I switched and put it on my leg! My pod area looks like a red burn mark. I ordered some skin barrier wipes today so I hope that might work on the red rash and it if dont I am going to use Tegaderm! I am very grateful that I have found this site and that everyone is so nice and caring and helps everyone out with advice with diabetes. I am truly happy!

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Comment by acidrock23 on December 1, 2011 at 5:23am

I'm glad yo hear you are enjoying your pod! I found the additional data the pump compiled for me to be extremely helpful and much more reliable than me scribbling stuff on little pieces of paper.

Comment by Bradford on December 3, 2011 at 6:28pm

I know a few people just posted recently in the Omnipod group about having issues with the pod giving them a rash as well. They tried just washing the area with warm water and soap prior to putting on the pods and they no longer have skin issues. I don't have any personal experience w/ this, but if the skin barrier prep wipes also leave you w/ a rash, you could try the soapy water trick as well?
Glad you're liking the pump (and this site) so far!

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