Weight gain

sis sue
By sis sue Latest Reply 2012-12-30 22:14:43 -0600
Started 2012-12-21 22:11:34 -0600

Gaining weight requires more insulin. Been on the pump so long running out of sites. Legs and belly are shot ! Using my waistline back side works well but then what?

5 replies

Rohm 2012-12-30 22:14:43 -0600 Report

I've been using a pump for 7 years or so and have the same problems with scar tissue. My abdomen is covered with it so I've been moving the sites further around the sides and into my back around the waistline. I also mix in the legs from time to time, but they are hit or miss.

I'm looking for ways to clear up the scar tissue so I can start reusing the old sites. I've seen other posts mention MSM and deep tissue massage. Has anyone had success with those as treatments and if so, how long did it take to see the scar tissue start to clear up?

kristwn 2012-12-30 21:10:19 -0600 Report

I use Medtronic and have similar problems I recently have been using my backside as in my rear end for sites which is insanely less painful then other belly or legs! I know how you feel we only have so much skin!

Harlen 2012-12-22 16:58:18 -0600 Report

You may wish to use an Omni pod they work on your arms,side, back and chest
I feel for you I too ran into that prob swiched canula typ that worked for a time
Hope this helps
Best wishes

manapua72 2012-12-21 22:26:14 -0600 Report

Sorry , you're having a hard time finding areas in which to put infusion sets … I've got enough weight , plus only been on the pump for a little over a month so I still have a lot of space to try my infusion sets @ … Wish u well !!!!!!!!!!!!!