After managing my diabetes with insulin shots for years, last year I finally had an insurance plan that would cover 80% of an insulin pump.
A year later, I still feel like I'm learning how to manage with it. My biggest problem seems to come from the pump site going bad. I know I'm supposed to be able to wear my pump for 3 days, but sometimes the site goes bad within 2 days. I can't for the life of me figure out why it happens, predict when it will happen, or figure out what to do to solve it. I'd be willing to change my pump sites more often (they almost always make it at least 2 days) but I don't believe I can get coverage on the supplies and I'm on a limited budget.
Has anyone else had any problem with the pump sites going bad early? Did you figure out how to make them last longer?
Finally, I guess I'd appreciate any other tricks of the trade. I rotate my pump sites a lot better than I used to (I have 6-8 rotations I use). What else can I do to make managing with my pump better? It did improve things, but I'm still not meeting my goals and I feel like I'm starting to slide back in the wrong directin.
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