we have my three year old on omnipod and in the past week we have not had but one pod stay on for the full 3 days and when we removed the pod it was very red and irritated with a pimple to side of where cannula was. Any suggestions? It is not warm to the touch.
Where is the pod? I have that problem when I put it on an area of my body that isn't flat, like the back of my arm. I found that using IV prep can help it stay on. The irritation should go away in a few days, skin just doesn't like having stuff stuck to it/in it for that long. If it's not draining or abscessing, swollen, hot, etc, then it's probably just a side effect of the pod. Make sure you check for signs of infection, I've had a staph infection in a pod site before.
Most, but not all, of my pods leave a small red bump that doesn't hurt. It doesn't seem to affect my blood sugars and it seems to be less often now that I've had the Omnipod longer. I noticed it more often when I first went on it. Her body might just be reacting to the new plastic.