Monday, December 10, 2012

Changing Sites

We all know that a lot of people use their Dexcom sensors WAY past the 7 day "limit." (I would have found more links, but that requires 10 minutes of looking per blog. :P)

My pump has 12 units left, but is still being festive.
But what about pump sites? Do you keep your site in until you are getting the no insulin alarm? Or, do you change it every three days, no matter what? I'm guilty of leaving my site in until the last possible moment, because I am lazy. For example, right now, I have a measly 12 units left in pump, and should really go change it, but I had homework to do, I wanted to check my e-mail, (Yes, I still use e-mail. *GASP*) and I wanted make a blog post. I try to tell myself that I am super lucky to be on this pump, and I should really change my site, but I just don't want to most of the time.

Do you change your sites on a strict schedule or are you lazy like me?

Moral of Story: I'm going to change my site now, I promise!


  1. I'll go three, maybe 3 1/2 days, before changing mine. I do get lazy and stall sometimes, but I intentionally don't fill my reservoir all the way so I'm forced to change it. (I also notice it itches a bit after three days and that it doesn't work as well -- plus, my Sure-T steel-cannula sets are only supposed to go for two days anyway)

  2. I definitely make mine last as long as possible. I have to admit that with the ping I tend to forget about changing it since it only alarms once, but I also want to use as much of my insulin as possible without wasting it.


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