Well, it's official - I have a dead spot on my belly. Well, maybe not dead like in "Night Of The Living Dead," the infusion site area isn't all zombiefied and ghoulish- but how bout that for a visual!?
I'll say this though, my newest dead spot it definitely in a state of infusion site coma /purgatory that leaves the absorption rate on the lower left side of my abdomen & slightly below my rib cage "less absorby" than other areas on my person.
At first I thought I was it was just the seasonal high blood sugars, which I (along with almost all of the DOC,) have been experiencing. But after testing the same area twice in a 10 day period, I came to the realization that I had to increase my temporary basal rate to compensate for the lack of insulin absorption. I ended up changing the site early both times.
The fact that I've lost another area of pump prime real estate (say that three times fast!) is a bummer because let's face it, there aren't many locations my infusion sites can call home.
Pump or MDI, dead spots are a real problem. What happens when I (we) run out of real estate?
What then Diabetesalicious reader???
Seriously, after 30 some years of living with diabetes, my pickings are slim and I'm starting to worry. Sratch that, I'm not starting to worry, I"M WORRIED.
For now I'm going to leave the dead spot alone and send it some positive absorption vibes, and with any luck, the area will regenerate and become insulin friendly once again.
But I still worry.
What are your thoughts about the dreaded dead spots and what do you do about them?