7.22.14

DDG Quickie: Pump Site Preference?

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Lately I’ve been exploring more creative placement of the pump sites. I use Medtronic’s Paradigm insulin pump with the Sure-T (6mm) site.

For the first 4 years or so of pump life, I targeted the stomach as the primary target. As I began running and cycling, available area in the stomach thinned up a bit. During college, I used mainly my hips and upper butt. I noticed a bit of scar tissue when I started running more often and decided to explore.

Now, I place on the lower back some but it tends to hurt like a dull toothache within 2 days. I tried the upper thigh and discovered a fun little root canal-like pain that literally made me limp every time anything in my pocket touched the site.

Grinders on the pump, any advice on spots? Should I switch back to the Silhouette or Quickset? Should I relinquish to the idea of persistent pain and suck it up? If you’re old school, where are you most comfortable shooting up?

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