Hi everyone! I recently submitted my
profile and thought I'd jump in with some of my questions. My main concern
is using my stomach as the site for the catheter. When I was on a
terbutaline pump during pregnancy I used my thigh for obvious reasons. It
was not very convenient so I'm not really interested in using it as a
site. I have in mind the hip area. My CDE is not willing to discuss
it, insisting the stomach is the only acceptable site. I know the stomach
absorbs insulin better than other sites but find it hard to believe I can't get
decent control using some other site. I find that injections in my stomach
are more painful than other areas and it tends to bleed more. I am also
just plain grossed out by using it unless I absolutely have to. I don't
have a lot of fat there and she said I would need to use the catheter that goes
in sideways. Sorry don't know what it's called!
She also recommends the Mini Med. How do you shower with
the thing if you can't take it in with you. When I was pregnant I had to
put the thing in a plastic bag and seal it and then wrap saran wrap around the
site to keep it from getting wet. It didn't work and I'm still not sure
why I had to do it. Is Disetronic truly waterproof and do any of you
recommend it for that reason. Seems that would be the only reason to
prefer it over MM.
Any advice is appreciated!