I've been sick. The past few weeks have been a blur of high blood sugars, phone calls with the Endocrinology clinic to make adjustments and sites that have repeatedly been falling out and hurting. As a result of these blood sugars, I've been tired and just plain sick.
Well, we went to the endocrinologist today and got some unexpected news- it's my sites that have been causing the blood sugars which have been causing the sickness. Other than scar tissue on my stomach (where I do a lot of my sites) I have a clear indent on my stomach. My endo who has worked at Children's for many years hadn't seen an actual case of this before but it's muscle atrophy, and my muscle in that area on my stomach has been deteriorating. At my last appointment in December, I didn't have any scar tissue, so this has all come up recently.
She thinks it's a result of both too many sites on my stomach and also that my skin might be more prone to this. I'm off the pump for a while, doing shots in any place except for my stomach to get my numbers down so I can feel better, but there's not much that can be done for my stomach, it seems. Just avoiding it and hoping that the indent on my it will return to normal (although she mentioned it might not, which is scary for a 14 year old girl.. I want my stomach to look normal:)
Last night and today marked the end of this sickness time period I think- last night we actually had to make a quick run to the ER for an infected site, which luckily wasn't such a big deal, but still very bothersome. I just didn't need that on top of everything.
Honestly I have to say that I'm happy that we're getting it all figured out and it's not something that's really frightening, but I'm still unsure and a little nervous. Does anyone know anything at all about muscle atrophy from pump sites?