has anybody else had issues of removing the pod I have had the tape sticking to me numerous times and it hurts peeling it off. are there any quick fixes without having to go to the doctor? Thanks in advance!

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Comment by Ren on February 13, 2013 at 9:59am

I don't have a quick fix, but a few things have helped me avoid some of the pain.

First, I make sure the tape is wet so either just out of the shower (I think the steam helps, too) or by covering it with oil of some kind. Second, I pull up a tiny bit of tape and get my finger under it. By keeping a finger on the skin and pulling little by little, I can usually lessen the pain pretty significantly.

Hope that helps!

Comment by Terry on February 13, 2013 at 1:49pm
I know what you mean. I don't currently wear the pod but I remember how painful it was to pull it off of the back of my upper arm. I learned something simple that dramatically reduced the pain. Once I have the edge of the tape slightly pulled away from the skin using the thumb and index finger, I use the backs of the remaining fingers to push the skin away from the adhesive.

In other words, I push the skin away from the tape instead of pulling the tape off of the skin. I don't know how to describe it better but it made for a relatively painless removal. Good luck. I'll be interested to read if this helps you, too.
Comment by Ren on February 13, 2013 at 2:01pm

I think you said it much better than I did, Terry. I imagine that's exactly what I do.

Comment by Laddie on February 13, 2013 at 4:09pm
I have never used a pod so I don't know if you can access the adhesive to use a product such as Unisolve. You can buy Unisolve in a bottle or more conveniently in a box of 50 wipes. I've never needed it to remove a pump or CGM site but I have used it to remove the extra sticky residue left over from some medical tapes.
Comment by Chrystal on February 13, 2013 at 4:13pm
Thanks guys I will try all of these, I never have any problems with my tummy but always have problems with my arms.
Comment by acidrock23 on February 13, 2013 at 5:10pm

I have a Medtronic pump and, when the sets are stuck on the *TMI ALERT* hairier parts of my abdomen, I rip them off in the shower w/ soap.

Comment by Chrystal on February 13, 2013 at 5:20pm
I have tried ripping them off and that just takes a layer of skin off the back of arm, so I am going to try taking a shower and taking it off. And try the taking my finger underneath it... if that doesn't work I guess back to doc...
Comment by Chrystal on February 13, 2013 at 5:21pm
PS can you buy unisolve over the counter?
Comment by TxLogues on February 13, 2013 at 6:05pm

We use Detachol to remove my son's pods and Dex sensors. It is pricey but we buy it from Amazon and a little goes a long way. Good luck!

Comment by Chrystal on February 13, 2013 at 6:11pm
Ok cool deal thanks


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