I’ve been using a portable pancreas (aka insulin pump) for seven and a half years now. And the OmniPod for a little more than two years. My favorite spot for putting pods or infusion sets is my abdomen. However to prevent scar tissue from building up, I don’t want to use just my abdomen. Even though I can rotate about 4 different areas of my abdomen comfortably with the pods, I don’t think that is enough rotation. I’ve used my lower back and upper tush area as well but lately I’m finding the absorption isn’t consistently the same resulting in higher BG. I’ve never been able to use my thighs for sites – the absorption there just plain sucks. I’d love to think it’s because one part of my body is actually muscular, but if Kris Freeman can use his pecs for pods, I should just shut up 😉
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I think this is a common problem for insulin pump users. My question is, how did you find a resolution? I’m getting a little frustrated and don’t want this to turn into a huge issue if I can help it!