Hello all -
My Endo is wanting to get me on a pump now (only recently diagnosed) and while I've heard a TON of good things about pumping and a handful of cons I haven't seen anything on my main concerns. My worries/issues/questions about pumping are -
1. I'm really active and workout a lot, usually for 1.5 - 2 hrs at a time. Do you wear the pump working out? Does it actually stay hooked on while running/lifting etc?
2. I also do a lot of outdoor activities - hiking, backpacking, canyoneering, climbing - and when I go out on trips I generally go for three or more days. MDI is a "failsafe" manual system that batteries can't die on etc. Does anyone else backpack etc on the pump in the wilderness (no towns for 50+ miles)? What equipment do you need to bring etc?
3. I'm really fricking skinny. Even with 1/2" needles and pinching hard I regularly hit muscle. Is this an issue with the infusion sites? Is it difficult to set up/insert on a skinny guy?
4. I tend to wiggle in my sleep (thrash might be a better word). Anyone have the same issue? My worry is I'd wake up in the middle of the night, tubing ripped out and a bloody, insulin infused mess everywhere....
Any help with these specific issues would be great. Everything I've read has people loving their pumps but I know there have to be bad things and I don't want to go on one just to switch back three months later.