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Re: [IPk] Question for Omnipod users


This sounds like regular old adhesive irritation plus getting too close to
blood vessels and scar tissue from time to time. I would look into Cavilon
barrier cream to protect the skin and suggest they discuss the blood in
cannula and high bg issues with their DSN - could be that they would do
better with a different area of the body where the cannula might not get so
near blood vessels and/or scar tissue.

Type 1 19+ years; pump user 17+ years

On Saturday, December 14, 2013, Jackie Jacombs wrote:

>  Hope it's OK to ask here. A parents on another forum with limited internet
> access has asked if one can help with her following questions,  there are
> very
> few parents on our  parent forum using Omnipods.      If you can make any
> suggestions could you reply on list (in case anyone else is having
> problems)
> and/or also contact her on this addy   email @ redacted<javascript:;>
> Question.
> "Hi Guys.
> Up at 3am to check blood and we have a reading of 20.6! Check cannula site
> and
> red so pod change done and now wide awake.
> I don't know why but we keep getting this. At the moment it seems to be
> most
> pods need changing as cannula site become sore before change due. Sometimes
> there is blood in the cannula. Sometimes just red around cannula site. I
> can't
> work out what's going on. This has only been happening over last few
> months. We
> have been pumping omnipod now for nearly 2 yrs and very rarely had to
> change
> early until recently. We rotate the pod position each time and use bum
> cheeks
> and thighs. We can't use stomach or arms yet as very slight. The sites
> don't
> seem to be lumpy. Can anyone give advice on this?
> Thanks x
> Becky. Mum to Corey age 7. Pumping Omnipod with UCLH".
> Kind regards
> Jackie J
> .
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