Yesterday I did something pretty daring.
I put my infusion site and my CGM sensor in my abdomen. *gasp*
I know, I know, you are all thinking “Big deal, everyone uses their tummy. It’s prime real estate!” Well, not for me. When I was on MDIs I used my stomach almost exclusively. As a result, I built up a large amount of dreaded scar tissue. Sites and sensors go on strike upon insertion there, bouncing off the scar tissue as if it were rubber and leaving me with a bleeding hole. If by chance I do get a site or sensor inserted they don’t work well at all and get very irritated very quickly. So I’ve avoided using my abs for the past two years, plunking all of my sensors and sites into my lower back and butt cheeks.
The thing is I can feel scar tissue starting to form back there too. I’m running out of real estate fast. So I thought I’d give the old tummy a try again. After its two year break, maybe it will be willing to perform a little better? The site and sensor went in just fine yesterday. They felt very irritated all day but are doing better so far today. My CGM readings have been pretty accurate. And I think my site is doing okay.
Or maybe it “was” doing okay. I woke up with a fasting of 67. Awesome!! But the Greek yogurt I ate for breakfast an hour ago has just set off my CGM high alarm. I show a 170 with two up arrows. My finger stick confirms a 190 with a .35u correction needed. This is not a normal post-Greek yogurt reaction. Paranoia tells me the site has gone bad already. The (small) rational part of me says it could be a million other things, including the sore throat I woke up with this morning. So I’ll try not to be paranoid, I’ll keep an eye on my CGM graph, and I’ll just wait and see . . .