I was just wondering how often you get bloody sites, and if it happens right after you insert them or anytime during the 3-day life span. I put one in my butt on Thursday afternoon and late Friday night I noticed it was bloody. Put in a new one, which apparently failed (good thing I woke up at 3 to check my bg--- it was 350) because I did a correction and stayed right at 350 until 6:30, when I relented and put in a second new site and finally came down to 150 at 9 this morning.
I've been getting 1 or 2 bloody sites per month, and I'm just wondering if that's normal... it's very frustrating and I hate it when I can't get a good night's sleep because of failed sites/high bgs. I use the Quicksets with the Serter, so I feel like it should give me a uniform insertion. If they do bleed, it's never in my stomach, and usually not my butt but occasionally. Most of the time if I get a bloody one it's in my leg.
Opinions on this? Am I just on a bad luck streak here? Any ways to anticipate and avoid hitting blood vessels? I mean I try, but it's clearly not good enough...