10-13-2010 01:22 AM
10-13-2010 01:40 AM
10-13-2010 04:52 AM
Type 1 Diagnosed 2009
OmniPodding since Oct '09
10-13-2010 07:08 AM
I only had irritation issues on my abdomen...the same sort of itching you talk about, along with general reaction to the adhesive (I think). However, it didn't happen every time, crazy body. After a while, my body seemed to just deal with it better. Of course, just thinking about it is making my site itch...
10-13-2010 02:52 PM
Two years ago, my daughter did a 10-day trial on the Omnipod, as did my husband and I (when kids try pumps, parents are often hooked up too). Both she and my husband experienced itching like you describe (I didn't). The pump nurse said that happens to people more when they first start using the pod.
In the end, she decided not to pump (not b/c of this itching issue). She has had a CGM for about a year-and-a-half now, and she usually has a red bump when she removes it. She puts antibiotic ointment on the bump. The CGM sometimes itches her when it's first inserted.
Mom to 14-year-old Katherine, dx'd at age 7
10-13-2010 03:55 PM
Michael is an adult, living on his own and using a CGM and MDI
Melissa is also an adult, with an intellectual disability, therefore she needs lots of help managing her diabetes. She uses an Omnipod pump and Dexcom CGM