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Scar tissue?

Started this discussion. Last reply by SophiaKate Mar 20, 2012. 25 Replies

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


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SophiaKate replied to SophiaKate's discussion 'Scar tissue?'
"Turns out I was allergic to my insulin! My doctor switched me from Novolog to Humalog and I'm hoping the redness clears up!"
Mar 20, 2012
SophiaKate replied to SophiaKate's discussion 'Scar tissue?'
"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…"
Mar 20, 2012
Nathan replied to SophiaKate's discussion 'Scar tissue?'
"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…"
Mar 19, 2012
Mocha replied to SophiaKate's discussion 'Scar tissue?'
"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…"
Mar 19, 2012
SophiaKate replied to SophiaKate's discussion 'Scar tissue?'
"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…"
Mar 19, 2012
SophiaKate replied to SophiaKate's discussion 'Scar tissue?'
"My arms and legs got a ton of scar tissue from the syringes, and after two years I think the scarring has cleared enough for me to use the sites again. I hope yours clears as well!"
Mar 19, 2012
Marie B replied to SophiaKate's discussion 'Scar tissue?'
"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…"
Mar 19, 2012
awg0681 replied to SophiaKate's discussion 'Scar tissue?'
"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…"
Mar 19, 2012
Michael Dobies replied to SophiaKate's discussion 'Scar tissue?'
"It's been just over a year. I essentially have a 'ton' of scar tissue from syringes, but am hoping to see a change with the pump. Nothing yet. Have avoided syringe areas to see if they clear."
Mar 17, 2012
Mocha replied to SophiaKate's discussion 'Scar tissue?'
"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…"
Mar 16, 2012
earthling replied to SophiaKate's discussion 'Scar tissue?'
"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…"
Mar 16, 2012
SophiaKate replied to SophiaKate's discussion 'Scar tissue?'
"Hey thanks! How long have you been pumping?"
Mar 16, 2012
Michael Dobies replied to SophiaKate's discussion 'Scar tissue?'
"wow sophiaKate, I feel for you as I have similar issues. I'll be watching the thread on your questions and hope for answers for you."
Mar 16, 2012
SophiaKate replied to SophiaKate's discussion 'Scar tissue?'
"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…"
Mar 16, 2012
earthling replied to SophiaKate's discussion 'Scar tissue?'
"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…"
Mar 16, 2012
SophiaKate replied to SophiaKate's discussion 'Scar tissue?'
"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!"
Mar 15, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
I don't know
Date diagnosed
February 14, 2009
Type of treatment/devices you use
What pump model do you use, if any?
OneTouch Ping
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I play the ukulele, piano, and guitar. I love to sing and paint, and I have 4 dogs. I want to be a composer when I grow up. I love to garden and bake and cook and I'm 100% vegan.

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At 7:44am on March 15, 2012, Marie B said…
At 5:29am on March 15, 2012, Marie B said…

there's actually 2 vegan groups, here's the larger one

wish we were closer, I'd set u up with some of my sourdough starter. the King Arthur Flour people have a fantastic website - a trove of recipes and tools.

At 8:33pm on March 14, 2012, Robyn said…

Hello and Welcome!

At 5:20pm on March 14, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 3:04pm on March 14, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 1:57pm on March 14, 2012, Marie B said…

hello and welcome! Here's a little blog that says a lot about our community

I have fond memories of my dad playing the ukelele! I bake all our bread. let me know if you'd like a link to our vegan group.




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