So after pumping for more 10 years, my doctor finally pushed me to try checking out new spots for my infusion sites. I pretty much exclusively used my stomach. Now that I have a CGM attached 24/7 it helps to have more options.
I'm using the Silhouette infusion sets but am having the hardest time finding places for it that won't bleed or I won't accidentally tear out. I've tried my hips and the outside of my thighs. Sometimes it won't work and will be bloody for the first 4-8 hours, and then perform fine (I'm guessing it's after enough insulin has been pushed through).
The last one I did was a little strange. It worked for my dinner bolus and I check it for blood before I went to bed. Everything was clear. Woke up with a blood sugar of ~250 and blood coated site.
These site issues are making me almost want to go back to shots or at least my stomach. Any tips? I'm not super lean and am trying to pick the next easiest/plump sites. I've torn out 6-8 infusion sets on my thighs while trying to get dressed. Haven't figured out how to stop that other than trying to be more careful.