I’ve been pumping for many years (started with the Minimed 508) and I finally went outside my comfort zone and used my upper thigh for an infusion site…holy success!!! I’m sure it’s not for everyone but if you’re thinking about it, give it a shot.
Wondering if it was upper inner thigh or outer thigh? I am constantly looking for new territory and have tried the upper outer thigh but I always run higher so my absorption must be less. I have just yesterday been thinking about inner thigh.
I’ve had more success middle to inner thigh
I have also had good success with both inner and outer thighs. Any spot that has some pinchable skin, it’s fair game!
Upper thigh is my favorite pod sites, either outer or inner. I use a barrier (tegaderm) and find the skin on the outer thigh is less sensitive so tend to prefer that.
Has anyone tried a Dexcom CGM on the upper thigh? Seems like if a Pod works there a CGM would too. T1d for 43 years so always looking for new sites.
I wore my CGM on my upper thigh for 10 days. It was fine. I prefer using my stomach, but I will probably use my thigh again.
I have used inner thighs with G4, and now G6 with good results. Also use back of upper arm.
Stomach used for pump infusion sites only.
Thanks. I will give both a try in the coming month.
Tried insulin via tslim twice (2 x’s 3 days) on inner thigh. I found I ran higher than normal so will not use that area for insulin.
Then tried G6 CGM. Worked great! Now on 3rd on left leg after first 2 on right leg. Before I started I did some exercises and found the patches of skin that did not move much. Still needed skin-tac though. Nice to have my stomach just for insulin now.
One thought - have to go through TSA In 2 weeks. Will make sure the next sensor is on my stomach to a solid any of their ‘personal’ touches😧