Does anyone have problems getting sites to puncture the skin well? Also, KP skin?

Sometimes, not always, my skin seems to be tougher and hypersensitive so getting a site in becoems very difficult. Ill push them in, but they just wont go through- its the strangest phenomenon. Someone suggested dehydration...any suggestions? Also, does anyone find that KP skin makes for difficult site insertion in general?

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I find this as well. It feels almost like the set isn't sharp enough or something. I figure it might be scar tissue. I also have times where my skin is hyper-sensitive and even just touching the tip of the needle to it hurts. I talked to another Type 1 who said that this happens to her when she has high blood sugar but not when she isn't high, and I think the same may be true for me. So maybe it could be dehydration, never thought of that.

yes mine does that too- the part about the tip of the needle! I also though it was related to high bs, but its inconsistent with the problem. And i dont think its scar tissue, because I traveled all over my body looking for a "good" spot when this happens...

I've experience that problem at times, when that happens I move to a spot farther away from that site. To me it means that there is too much scar tissue and finding areas that haven't been punctured are the best sites.




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