Thanks for taking the time to help!
This morning as we were bolusing Arden for breakfast she began to complain that the insulin delivery was painful. It got worse and worse, she was grabbing at her arm and I thought she was going to cry. She begged me to stop the delivery and I did. I immediately decided that I'd change the site right away.
When I removed the pod I saw this..
Hopefully you can see in the photo that the pod was compressed too tightly on her arm and in created an impression. We quickly realized that her new pajama top had tighter sleeves then her other tops and that the squeezing caused the issue. I want to be clear that this isn't an OmniPod issue.
My question to the adults out there wearing an OmniPod is this...
Because Arden is seven, sometimes her descriptions of events aren't everything that a young Jessica Fletcher would hope for as she tries to figure out a mystery. If this has every happened to you, can you please try to describing the level of pain that would be associated with this incident. Also, I'm trying to figure out if removing the night shirt and waiting would have alleviated the issue and how accurate Arden's response was to the discomfort. Plus any thing else that your feedback can teach me.
Thank you in advance!
via Twitter - from @ Diabeteen:
@ArdensDay hey I've had that problem a couple of times and I understand her pain. It really is a stinging so bad it forces me to change pods
@ArdensDay only happened a couple of times this summer and that's the first time I experienced it. Pushing down helps for insulin delivery,
@ArdensDay but afterwards I change it immediately.
via Twitter - from @Sarah_IGTS:
@ArdensDay In essense, yes, it does hurt. The cannula gets pushed deeper and can irritate nerves or muscle tissue. If that happens,...
via Twitter - from Sarah_IGTS:
@ArdensDay ... it can feel like you're getting a pretty bad intramuscular flu shot. :-( Hugs to Arden!!