Now that I’m almost 19 weeks pregnant (with twins) … I’m having issues placing my pump. I am limited as to where to insert it – even more so than usual 😉 I’ve been diabetic for a little over 20 years now, so I have very little real estate sans scar tissue. And now that my belly is getting bigger and harder …. I’m already having to put the site on my side. And I’m now a side sleeper by default .. so that can be an irritant.
I can only wear the CGM a few days here and there, because frankly I don’t have room for it. I know there are alternative sites .. and I’ve used some – I use my thigh for pump sites but they don’t work well for me. I only get about 2 days into it before it starts hurting. And every time I take it out, it has a big knot that hurts for days afterwards. But I still use it, since it gives me a little bit of a break.
Has anyone worn the pump site on your back? I was thinking about trying that but wasn’t sure if it works well as far as absorbency goes?
I will figure it out .. and keep trucking forward. I can’t imagine doing this on MDI … I was on MDI for years and went back on the pump during my last pregnancy. So I’m definitely not complaining – YDMV, but for me at least the pump has been a life saver. 🙂