Podding with a skinny kid?
I posted in the Insulin Pump forum but haven't had a response. My daughter, Emily, is about 32lbs and 39" at age 5. Pretty much a skinny short kid for her age. :-) She has very little body fat. We are aware this means that she will most likely have to do sites in her arms and bottom most of the time until she fills out more.
Does anyone have a skinny child on an Omnipod and having success? We trialed it with saline for 2 days on her arm and she said it didn't bother her. We also used the "fake" one you can get from Insulet on her bum but that is more placement trying then "real".
We've done two 2-day trials of the Sure-T set with miserable results. The second time we attached the tubing and an old pump of mine to see what it would be like for her to have tubing and carry a pump and it was definitely more complicated then I was imagining with an active preschooler. The kicker was the Tegaderm we needed to hold down her set did a number on her skin and was HORRIFIC to get off. We all agreed the Pod was a better fit for her.
Any experience/advice you can share about podding with a skinny kid would be greatly appreciated!
T1 8/80, Hypothyroid 8/88, Celiac 1/11, PA 3/12
Pumping MM508 12/99-6/04, Cozmo 6/04-7/08, 7/08-4/12, Omnipod 4/12-Present
Dexcom 7+ 4/11-11/12, Dexcom G4 11/12 - Present
Emily (5) - Celiac 7/11, T1 10/11 (Diluted Humalog, Lantus) 10/11- 6/12, Pumping with Omnipod since 6/12!
Claire (3) - Celiac 8/11, Non-D