[quote user="Richard Vaughn"]
I am amazed that anyone would go more than 4 days without using a new infusion set.
Haha, Richard. We seem to amaze you a lot on here ;o)
For some of us, the enticement of wearing our pump sites for longer is spending less money by ordering less supplies or just to skip the hassle of dealing with diabetes for one more day (or maybe 2 or 3 more...). We don't usually think about scar tissue, and I'm sure if it's only an occasional thing not too much scar tissue will build up. Of course, I have absolutely no idea... that's just my hope and wish :o) For the first 6-8 years I was diagnosed, I refused to do shots anywhere but my belly. After a couple experiments, I slowly rotated around to my arms, legs, and butt too. I was initially the same way with the pump - then I expanded to my legs and arms. Now I'm retreating back to my belly, hips, and back because I find I rip out the site from my arms, legs, and butt more often. And every time I do that, I see dollar signs going into the trash can.
While I don't recommend wearing a site for longer than 3-4 days (I've had the nasty infections and high BGs - no fun), I'm sure I'll probably accidentally do it again sometime. I take pretty good care of myself and am relatively complication-free (I've had my share of scares, though). No one's perfect in their D care, and I don't ever expect them to be. To be perfect is to be no fun. :o)