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Infected site? New to podding, omnipod.

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Serial45, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. Serial45

    Serial45 · Well-Known Member

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    Ok so I'm only a week into pumping and been loving it.

    I noticed today after my evening meal that my insulin wasnt that effective. I was due a pump change tonight at 9.30pm. I felt around my omnipod and it felt a little hot.

    I've switched site early and noticed I have a 2 inch raised circle that feels warm to touch!!

    Will it clear up by itself or will I need antibiotics?

    Here is is on my leg I shaved and cleaned the hair before attaching.

    Thanks in advance,
    Adam

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  2. JaneC

    JaneC Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You might be very unlucky and have an infection so draw a circle around with a pen to cover the red area and if it gets worse and spreads then go and get some antibiotics tomorrow quickly. I've been on Omnipod for nine years and had one in the first year but none since but it is important to keep a close eye on this. It can get nasty if left!
     
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    Heathero Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have had a raised lump several times usually when not absorbing properly, did you notice if cannula feeder was bent/ at an angle? My lump have soon gone down. But do check as advised if not/ or if getting larger.
     
    #3 Heathero, Nov 4, 2020 at 10:30 PM
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