Why, oh why, do my sites hurt all the time? It’s getting old. :-
I’d love any thoughts or advice you might have.
I’m using the Inset 30s, which are 30-degree angled 13mm sets. I’ve only been on the Animas pump for 3 months or so and have been using these sets the whole time. It seems like more and more often, I’m having site issues. Is it me? Is it the sets?
Often, shortly after insertion, my sites (abdomen) are red (right where the cannula enters under the skin) and painful. The site is sore to the touch. Sometimes I’ll leave it in just because I’m tired of tossing sets early, but a lot of times I’ll end up with elevated BGs, so I change it out. I’m not noticing kinked cannulas. In fact, they look straight and perfect when I take them out.
- Am I not getting the angle of the inserter right and I’m maybe going in too deep? I’m lean, FYI.
- Bad sites, maybe scar tissue, in some areas from so many years of MDI?
Thanks for any input!