Sites to put infusion sets for my pump

By bndtnana Latest Reply 2010-08-08 13:11:05 -0500
Started 2010-08-07 22:39:55 -0500

I lost over 85 lbs last year and found that it was more painful now to put my infusion sets in my stomach. Plus, on one discussion on another site, someone said that after using one area for a long time the scar tissue builds up and the insulin doesn't get into the system properly anymore. So…I changed places since I had used my stomach for over 12 years. I am trying my thighs, and there is absolutely no pain there at all. However, I have pulled out 2 and my grandson has pulled out one grabbing my tubing before I caught him. Also, when I pull pants up and down to use the restroom, it pulls on the site. Does anyone else have issues with this area? Where else do people prefer inserting for sets that use tubing? I use a Paradigm 722, so I have to use the tubing. Any suggestions or insight into positioning in the leg would be appreciated.

4 replies

Harlen 2010-08-08 09:07:40 -0500 Report

I have the same pump and love it lol
Using the quik set for my legs works for me with skin tak to keep it from oulling out or being pulled lol
Best wishes

monkeymama 2010-08-07 23:24:19 -0500 Report

Sometimes it is a matter of changing the size of the infusion set needle size. I also use a skin prep called "I.V. Prep" to help it stick to my skin better. The places that my insulin pump recommends are these areas: thighs, hips, belly (as you know), and I have heard of the shoulder too. There is a company called Pump Wear or They have a wide variety of cases and ways that might be helpful in placing your insulin pump. Especially if you are wearing it on your thighs or hips. I've tried using my hip area and was having issues of it pulling while I was sleeping. I found this company to be very helpful and resourceful for me in all of my needs. I hope this helps you out though.

Anonymous 2010-08-07 23:34:37 -0500 Report

woah you're totally right! i just went there after reading this and bought that pump case and it works great!
the rest of that website is just a bunch of bull

monkeymama 2010-08-08 13:11:05 -0500 Report

I am only using the big meter case and their pump case… it is better quality than the other two I have wasted money on from other places.