Lg Cwd
Need Help

Submit your question to our team of health care professionals.

Current Question

See what's on the mind of the community right now.

Meet the Team

Learn more about our world-renowned team.

CWD Answers Archives

Review the entire archive according to the date it was posted.

January 9, 2017

Insulin Pumps

Question from Montreal, Quebec, Canada:

I know a little girl who has been wearing an Omnipod for a few months. Her parents are reporting radical absorption differences between sites, to the point where they must reduce the basal by 20% when she wears it on the abdomen. I have only noted mild site variation in the past, so I would appreciate your feedback. I’ve established that the insertion technique is fine; no lipohypertrophy and no intermuscular injection.


From: DTeam Staff

This is very odd. I have no experience with such site problems with Omnipod. Also, if this happens only on the abdomen, then try some alternative sites, i.e., buttocks, lateral abdomen or even arms and legs to see if this can be replicated.


[Editor’s comment: Please contact Omnipod for advice.