My daughter has been using the Medtronic Mio sites for as long as she has been pumping, (4 years) and lately has only wanted to wear them on the back of her arm. So she has a site in the back of one arm and her Dexcom in the back of the other arm, and proudly flaunts her hardware.
But we are noticing now that by the end of the three day site life, her sites start smelling strongly of insulin and her absorption rates go down. This is new for us, we have never noticed that smell before and sometimes have gotten longer out of sites, not intentionally of course, but sites have been known to be on longer without the smell or absorption issues.
Is it time to start switching sites more often? Is it the Mio’s? Or is this just the body getting good at building scar tissue in response to the sites? Is it her arms? She’s 11 now, and to think that she is going to have to wear a site for the rest of her life, it would stink if we are developing allergy issues or any other issue involving sites already.
If anyone has had similar issues can you let me know what you did?