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Omnipod Patches Help!

Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by mlb002fj, Jan 13, 2022.

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    mlb002fj · Newbie

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    Hi! I’m new to this forum so I’m hoping I’m doing this right!
    I’m going to be transferring to an Omnipod and was wondering where you can get the cheapest patches? The ones I have seen are quite expensive considering you have to change it every 3 days. Thanks in advance :)
     
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    Where are you based and can you elaborate on what you mean by patches?
     
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    mlb002fj · Newbie

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    I’m based in the UK and I mean the adhesive patched you put around the pod
     
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    That is clearer. I wondered if you were referring to the pods.
    I do not use the OmniPod so surprised you would need something like that. My patch pump sticks like a limpet without any need for additional patches.
     
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    Soplewis12 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I've been using omnipod since March. A couple did come loose in the summer when the temperature was at its highest.
    I use skin prep by smith&nephew, £14.99 for 50 from Amazon. Wipe the area that you are applying the pod 2, it's makes the skin tacky and I have had no problems since using it. Been fine in warm weather, hot baths & the gym.
    Hope this helps.
     
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    mlb002fj · Newbie

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    Thank you so much!
     
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    h884 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi mlb002fj

    I have been using Omnipod dash for over a year. I have not had any pods come loose in that time. I use skin tac to secure my Libre sensor and that works very well. I was advised when starting on the Omnipod that skin tac might make it difficult to get the pod after 3 days.

    Good luck when starting on the Omnipod
     
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