I've been using a OneTouch Ping for around two years now, with the Inset 30 infusion sets. I have a fairly slim, muscular build, and don't have a lot of fat to stick canulas into. I've been using my…Continue
"I just came back from my appointment- My diabetes nurse educator suggested using the sides of my stomach-- almost to my hipbones-- which I have never done. She suggested doing the pinch method, where you grab a handful of skin to insert into in less…"
"I used teflon coated cannulas for the first year or so of pumping, and I always had a red inflamed area afterwards. Most of my sites would only last 2-3 days and then decrease in absorbtion. Some online pumpers recommnended sure-t infusion sets with…"
"I know what you mean about convenient! Those are the easiest spots to insert and work with. The butt is hard to get to (for me, anyway. I don't twist very easily, and I have terrible absorption there anyway), and arms seem to require one handed…"
"You know, I think I'll try my arms again next. I super don't want to mess up my tummy and hips for any longer than necessary~~ it's so convenient! And thanks for the tip on the IV prep- I don't use it if i can because it's…"
"My husband helps me with this. I have a little chart that divides each side into 4 quadrants, so when he says "where are we going with it today?" I say, "left, quadrant 1" etc. I don't go so low that I have to sit on it, but…"
"I'm not pumper (yet), but I have seen quite a few youtube videos of changing out pump sites and different infusion sets. Some are more low profile than others it seems, but I was curious as to how having it in your butt affects sitting or is it…"
"You can use your butt, your thighs, and your arms. Try giving your tummy and hips a few months rest and see how they do.
I scar really easily, and my first year pumping wasn't any help, either, so my stomach is still pretty much toast, even…"
"Well the Orbit micro set comes with its own tubing. And it's blue (tubing) which is supposed to make bubbles easier to see, though you can get clear if you prefer. It's luer-lock and works fine with Animas cartridges.
I'm still not…"
"Woah that sounds irritating! I'm glad you figured it out, though! And it's comfortable? Wonderful! Yeah, the vegan diet seems to help me avoid a bunch of problem cravings, like ice cream, that make my blood sugar SOAR. Also, the raw diet…"
"Hi again, SophieKate. Here's and update on the Orbit Micro: The only directions that come with it are in pictures (avoiding language issues, I guess) and they are truly confusing. i wasted my first set by trying to follow them. On the internet…"
"Doesn't the butt hurt??? I remember doing shots there a few years ago, and it wasn't the best time :/. I keep a food log, so I think it would be totally doable to keep a list of my insertion sites! Thanks so much for the ideas!"
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