Insulin Pump

butterflyness
By butterflyness Latest Reply 2011-01-07 13:52:00 -0600
Started 2011-01-04 08:20:27 -0600

I've been pumping for almost 2 years now, and it's gotten to the point when I change out my pump, inserting the infusion set is extremely difficult because it seems my skin on my stomach has gotten tougher. I don't know. Are there other places to put it other than the stomach? I was told the arm and maybe thigh?


9 replies

Lisa C R
Lisa C R 2011-01-07 13:52:00 -0600 Report

Try changing your site more often. Sounds like your having scar tissue build up. It happend to me too. You use the back of your arms thighs and even buttocks. I used to only use the erea around my belly button but now Im using my sides as well. Good luck my friend, happy healthy New year.

Harlen
Harlen 2011-01-04 13:06:33 -0600 Report

I have used all three sites and they have worked for me I have even used my upper chest
Hope this helps
Best wishes
Harlen

butterflyness
butterflyness 2011-01-04 20:15:47 -0600 Report

Thanks Harlen, ima definetly try switching it up

Harlen
Harlen 2011-01-04 20:37:32 -0600 Report

You can try the hips too

butterflyness
butterflyness 2011-01-04 21:07:14 -0600 Report

I see my brand new dr next week. Maybe he can show me how to use the insterter thing too. I was taught to insert it manually

Harlen
Harlen 2011-01-05 09:01:09 -0600 Report

I dont like the inserter I sent it back to medtronic lol
I much rather do it myself lol
New Doc what happend with the old one did you were them out ??? lol
I know its a sad try at humer lol
Best wishes
Harlen

butterflyness
butterflyness 2011-01-05 09:28:14 -0600 Report

lol actually i fired him. He refused to give me my test results and now I have elevated liver levels which i would've known about if he had told me my results rather than refusing to give them to me., which his refusal prevented me from having surgery back in december. Besides I had moved to another town and wasn't going to drive an hour to and fro for an appt anymore. So I move on, cause it's what i do. I do hope to wear this one out though :)

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