My brave T1D warrior stepped out of her box yesterday.. 😍
Eden is VERY stubborn about alternating the locations for her insulin pump sites..
Inserting a big needle and infusing insulin in the same locations over and over and over again lead to poor adsorption, terrible scarring and swelling – but also causes less pain due to the build up of scar tissue.
Eden’s favorite location is her belly – so her belly is very swollen and scarred.
A Win/Lose scenario – it hurts her less to insert in the same places, but then we are in a vicious circle of other issues.
Now we have Dex and another device to insert – her belly is getting brutalized even more. The upper buttocks / hip area would be a good alternate location, but she doesn’t want to try it as she feels it will be too uncomfortable..
Yesterday – we convinced her to try her ARM…
I am SO PROUD of her for trying a different location !! 💙
I had D-dad document the process last night – because it dawned on me that I haven’t done that yet…
Kind of a last minute idea – proven by the fact that I am a terrible hand model with un-manicured fingers
– but such is life..