I recently switched from medtronic to omnipod pumps (I think my only other post is about making the switch). Historically I’ve had very little trouble with infected pump sites and at worst they were only irritated for a day or two before clearing up. With pods its about the same. I’m not the best with sterility, but don’t wear the pods past two or three days and again the worst symptom is a small reddish spot at the insertion site that clears up in less than a day.
Probably coincidentally, I’m fighting some sort of undiagnosed infection since making the switch. Symptoms are so generic the GP is having a hard time; generally achey and fatigued, occasional chills, and swollen lymph nodes. Labs aren’t especially helpful either, everything is in range except for an inflammatory marker. Generally the Dr is doing a pretty good job of ruling out the scary stuff (eg cancer) before moving onto the mundane (mono)
So here’s my question: Is there any evidence that a site infection could occur and not be obviously visible? Every story I’ve heard about pump infections involves the telltale tenderness and inflammation at the insertion site. A site infection may explain my struggles if, you know, I could find a site infection.
Thanks in advance!