So this year I'm trying to be more diligent with infusion set site care/rotation. I found this post and thought it's worth sharing.
After reading the article I searched around on here to learn more and came across this old posted question:
The article says that LH should go away after a few months, but this post makes it sound like it could be pertinent. Does anyone else have experience with permanent lipohypertrophy? or is this some other skin problem?
I don't have direct experience. But I asked that same question to our CDE who is T1D. She told me that most lipohypertrophy resorbs after a few months, but that some severe cases can be permanent.
Whether she is right or not I cannot vouch for.
Depends on what you mean with the term specifically, but sure,
Only so much real-estate to use, no matter how well you rotate it, after decades and decades I believe that it's entirely likely.
I had some lipohypertrophy (hard lumps) when doing R/NPH mixed injections many years ago. I had a favorite spots on my abdomen which developed some lumps and that was a lot of insulin all going in all at once. Since switching to MDI (smaller doses) and being more careful about site rotation the problem eventually went away.
I am going to try a pump soon so I have a healthy fear of the problem returning and my memories of this will hopefully motivate me to do a good job rotating sites.
The best way to avoid lipohypertrophy when using a pump is to change sites no more than every 3 days.
Well, I guess I'll be hoping to put it off for as long as possible...still need to get 35-45 years out of this body!
im on mdi and i sometimes get little months but they will go away after a couple of weeks. they are really gross. i have had a couple of dreams about having big massive ones on my stomach.
Dreams or nightmares? Sounds like a nightmare to me