Hi, Jadeen @jadeeny.
I’m very suspicious of the recommendation you were offered. At a minimum it demonstrates a lack of concern for your “self image.” Using the area around a breast as an infusion site has the potential to be disfiguring. I don’t understand why anyone would encourage you to run the risk of disfiguring yourself.
Picking up on the end of the thought, above, I am concerned about the person’s motivation to make such a recommendation. Was the recommendation made out of “casual indifference” and/or ignorance? Or was it made with malicious intent?
Years ago I would sometimes be asked to perform psychological evaluations of accused and/or convicted criminals. By asking the right kinds of questions, and then carefully listening to the persons’ responses, I would often hear answers that revealed gross indifference to the rights/needs of others. I would sometimes hear responses that revealed that an offender took great pleasure in causing harm to their victims, including both psychological and physical harm.
The recommendation your were offered just doesn’t “feel” right to me.
And then there are those recommendations made by people who are so “uncomfortable” with T1D that they are compelled to be “dismissive” of T1D’s consequences, including consequences of treatment methodologies. Their comments are often “flippant,” and are offered with little-to-no concern about the person who has T1D. Those comments carry the message that “it doesn’t matter what the effects are.” And that message carries the message that “you don’t matter” (in other words, they are indifferent to your needs both as a person with T1D, and as a person in general).
I’m very suspicious of the recommendation you were offered. I would encourage you to use infusion sites that are recommended by respected authorities (as in Joe’s link, above).
And the next time you are wearing hiking boots, find the person that offered you that recommendation and kick them in the shin for me.