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Infusion sites

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Topher, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Topher

    Topher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How many sites do people use, I use about 3-4 that I rotate, every 3 days around the belly area, anywhere else and the obsorbtion is pretty poor and makes my bs levels spike above 11
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I start just below rib cage from left to right and work my way down one side and then swop over to the other side.
     
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    Gaz-M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    my pattern is similar I start in the centre of my stomach and work across use under the ribs to my side, then move down 2 inches and work the way back to the centre of my stomach and so on and then start on the other side.
     
  4. Topher

    Topher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How many sites do you use on each side of the stomach ?
     
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    Mainly just use my sides and back of my arms, tried the legs soon after starting on a pump but the absorption rate was poor.
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Possibly 17 - 20 Have been doing this for the last 8 years without a problem.
     
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    Susan1991 Type 1 · Member

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    I just work my way across my tummy each day for three of them, with one a day on a leg - the levemir. I find it's slower on the leg and not so effective, and I also find it more painful, but I prefer to have one on the leg than all of them on the tummy. I developed a lump on one leg and was told to avoid it. I've been diabetic since 1991 but only injecting since 2007.
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Susan,
    I think you have misread the question. Topher is asking about cannula sites for insulin pumps not injections :)
     
  9. Topher

    Topher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, thanks guys just interesting to know
     
  10. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    I do this between my ribs and just above my waist all the way around my midriff:

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