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Old 07-11-2015, 22:06   #1
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I have been using the Dexcom system for a few years now, and honestly I would have serious trouble living without it. That being said, I am fighting an on-going battle to keep it stick to my skin! I've been using SkinTac which helps, but it still gives me trouble. Can anyone recommend a product (be it an adhesive or some sort of wrap) that has helped them? Either with a Dexcom or with any other device that you stick to your skin?

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Have you tried Tegaderm or IV3000? Those are some alternatives. I have difficulty with my infusion sets leaving rashes I think from the adhesive, but I haven't found anything to help. Good Luck.

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Have you tried Tegaderm or IV3000? Those are some alternatives. I have difficulty with my infusion sets leaving rashes I think from the adhesive, but I haven't found anything to help. Good Luck.
I use tegaderm for my infusion set for the same reason. Red spots all over my belly for a good month. I put the infusion set right through the barrier. Also use Uni solve to take the tegaderm off. This routine causes no red spots or rashes. Same with the CGM. Tegaderm is waterproof and it sticks better when you are getting wet.

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OK I have been baffled by this for the longest time... what is it about insulin pumps involving tubes that is more appealing than patch pumps like the Omnipod? I started using that system while they were using the 1st generation and it was great (the big clunky one) and then they went to Gen 2 which was smaller but still worked great. Then they made the 3rd generation which at first I thought was only different in the way of the filler syringe being the right size so people did not over-fill the pods and get an error..

But that is NOT all they did! They did something with the inner mechanics that made it so once the reservoir dropped below 100 units, it started having problems! It was giving me about 40% of what it was telling me it was giving! And to those of you who want to say I need to test the problem from different angles, I swear on everything holy, that I tested my theory from every dark corner of the glove, and it is 100% equipment error! I have talked to the manufacturer about 20 times and they say they have never heard this complaint before, but all I gather from that is the other users are down right stupid and have not connected the problem to the hardware! I'm sorry to be blunt but I know for damn good and well that it is an equipment problem!

I would love to hear from a fellow Omnipod user who has experienced this, because I feel like a chicken with it's head cut off trying to convince ANYBODY that I am right!



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I used Skin-Prep by Smith & Nephew. It worked well with my Dexcom and my infusion sets for my pump. I can buy that product in my drugstore. It is also sold online.

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OK I have been baffled by this for the longest time... what is it about insulin pumps involving tubes that is more appealing than patch pumps like the Omnipod? I started using that system while they were using the 1st generation and it was great (the big clunky one) and then they went to Gen 2 which was smaller but still worked great. Then they made the 3rd generation which at first I thought was only different in the way of the filler syringe being the right size so people did not over-fill the pods and get an error..

But that is NOT all they did! They did something with the inner mechanics that made it so once the reservoir dropped below 100 units, it started having problems! It was giving me about 40% of what it was telling me it was giving! And to those of you who want to say I need to test the problem from different angles, I swear on everything holy, that I tested my theory from every dark corner of the glove, and it is 100% equipment error! I have talked to the manufacturer about 20 times and they say they have never heard this complaint before, but all I gather from that is the other users are down right stupid and have not connected the problem to the hardware! I'm sorry to be blunt but I know for damn good and well that it is an equipment problem!

I would love to hear from a fellow Omnipod user who has experienced this, because I feel like a chicken with it's head cut off trying to convince ANYBODY that I am right!



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I dunno Jonathan, but if they didn't ask you to return your pump and give you another one that works right, then I would find another thing to use. Don't ominipod stand behind their product?

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