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Big bleed from Infusion Site

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by LizzieNI, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. acampbell1318

    acampbell1318 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi I have been on the new Omni pod for 6 months now and it is continuously happening to me. I am told I am hitting small capillaries, but nobody can tell me how to stop it from happening. I am to the point of not using the pump anymore, it is very frustrating. I had the same issue about 10years ago when I was on a different pump. if anyone has any suggestions please let me know.
     
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    Fayefaye1429 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi I am on the same pump and had a similar thing. If it helps I did three things. I rang omi pod makers and they put me touch with a really helpful nurse at the company who went through it all with me. She suggested it was the angles I was putting it in and gave me direction to putting them in. Also I was finding I was bleeding and irritated when it was on. I now use cailvon as it turns out I am allergic to the mAterial the sites use (typical me!) I don't know if that helps but I found the help line so valuable
     
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    LizzieNI Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I use Cavilon too. ;)
     
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    iHs · Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    Am puzzled about the angle the pods are inserted into the skin at. I always thought that the patch pumps needed to be inserted at a 90 degree angle to work ok. Can you enlighten please as to what the Omnipod nurse said to you?
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Found this http://www.mylife-diabetescare.co.uk/mylife-omnipod-the-pod.html does it help?
     
  6. Fayefaye1429

    Fayefaye1429 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Different sites on the body require the front of the pump to be directed differently. For example for me I remember via body parts so 90 degree could be right. Tummy to the belly button on the hips towards my spin arms towards me and thigh has never worked for me. Hope that helps. This is just my way of working it
     
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    Galen1595 Type 1 · Member

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    happens to me all the time. on the stomach about two inches from the belly button. first time I was actually in the shower when I took off my site and it was bleeding for freaking ever. the only thing I've been able to do is learn the areas and hope I don't hit it again, cuz yeah it really hurts when you hit those areas. :/
     
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