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Omnipod skin issues - solved!

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by dqmomof3, May 29, 2012.

  1. sooz

    sooz Approved members

    Dec 4, 2009
    She put a piece of duct tape down on her skin. Then, instead of placing the pod totally on the tape, she placed most of the pod on the tape, but the part where the cannula inserts from, was not sitting on the tape. It was directly on the skin.
  2. dqmomof3

    dqmomof3 Approved members

    Dec 29, 2007
    Yes to the above :). DD places a piece of duct tape on her skin, probably 4 inches long or so. Then she places the pod across the duct tape, but she leaves the canula end of the pod touching the skin. Her irritation was caused by the opposite end of the pod. If you run your fingers along the bottom of the pod, you will feel a little bumpy circle at one end of the pod, opposite from the canula. That is what was blistering her skin. By putting the tape under the pod, there is a barrier between her skin and that part of the pod. It is still working beautifully :).
  3. Lizzy731

    Lizzy731 Approved members

    Apr 22, 2007
    And you find that the pod sticks to her skin better with this? We have had such issue this summer with the pod adhesive sweating off under the opsite we use around the adhesive!! Even opsite fails us in the summer with the swimming and sweating! I tried tough pads and they also pulled up with the sweat!

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