My daughter just went to the endo and for the first time since diagnosis her A1C increased over the last three months. Her endo looked closely at her stomach and declared that a line on her stomach was “poofy” which is a highly technical term meaning it was clear that she need to be more aggressive about site rotation :). In her case, placement on the arm is not an option since her tennis strokes causes the cannula to dislodge and her legs aren’t a viable alternative since they are very lean.
That left us with the back side and after some initial reluctance she agreed to include the backside in her rotation . Her first overnight reading this morning after using the new site area was 130 so it seems good so far.
Without question, her records show a tendency to go higher with the placement of a new pod. We agreed with the endo that whenever she puts on a new pod she should set a temp basal of a 30% increase for 2 to 3 hours. Just one more in the constant need for adjustments to keep glucose reading under control.