Hello, all. So, I've had diabetes now for almost 20 years....time flies! I have been on the pump for close to 10 years. I have had great control. Over the past 6 months my sugar levels have been less in control than usual. Most recent, the past 2 weeks I've had some major highs and I have been giving insulin by shot to bring them down. I've come to the conclusion that something is wrong with my pump or the supplies/tubing that I have (this has been the case before where I've been sent a bad set of micro-fits)....not fun! Some times the pump beeps all crazy and others it seems to work but sugars are still whacky. So my other temporary solution before I can get this figured out with Medtronic is to change my site. I truly have only used my back side-sounds crazy but I rotate sides and haven't had a problem. I am seeing information re: using your arm/stomach, etc. Does this really work? Is it comfortable? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks, Sarah
My daughter wore her set in her bottom for 2 years and just in the last couple of months I convinced her to change to her stomach. She loves it! It shows less and she says it does not hurt as bad! Give it a try!
I actually prefer to use my stomach and my thigh area. When the infusion sites are in my buttocks, they seem to get irritated and cause a stinging pain when I exercise or move in strange positions. I find that my upper thighs and stomach area work the best for me.
I normally use my stomach or thighs, but have started using my arms once in a while. I find that if I do a sit on my lower back the sites become irrated and tend to have problems. Do you have any suggestions about putting them there?