Good morning everyone! It is 8:13 a.m. here, so it may not be morning for you.
I alternate my pod sites from my arms to my stomach. They all seem to work fine, but here lately when I put it on my stomach, it burns throughout the day. Fortunately, it gives me my insulin, so I don’t worry about it that much. Has anyone else experienced this? I haven’t reached out and tried anywhere new because I’m scared it won’t work. Every month or once every two months, I seem to have an underlying problem where pod is unable to deliver all my insulin. I use the Omnipod Dash and a FreeStyle Libre. To be honest, I’m surprised it even works on my stomach now because it used to create blood clots (bloody bruises under the skin) and would damper my insulin flow.
I have once put it on my leg, but I’m too chicken to do it again. My back doesn’t really work for me except on my left side, but I’m scared again to put it anywhere different than the arms or stomach. I tend to turn the pod around from where the needle was last in order to use all these sites again. My buttock are a no go because anytime I’ve put it there, it has been a painful mess up.
Regardless, does anyone experience intense pain after placing your pod or when it’s delivering insulin? It is working on the stomach now, but man it burns just a bit. I will tolerate it though because it’s working! On certain parts of my arms, it has that same painful burning when delivering insulin, but I guess it’s good because then you know it’s working?
I hope everyone is staying in and staying safe from this coronavirus!! It is harmful for us all and for many who deal with chronic illnesses and/or conditions, are elderly, and are pregnant!