In theory, those of us with insulin pumps are supposed to change our insulin pump infusion site every two or three days, but the Infusion Set reality is -That's not always the case for me.
Some days my pump tubing's ungodly, unholy and unnatural attraction to doorknobs and other snagable areas has me changing it several times a day. And god forbid I wear my infusion set on my thigh and then decide to wear yoga pants. Seriously, no good can come of it!
Other times, unknown dead spots (areas on the body that no longer absorb insulin) decide to reveal themselves a few hours after I've jabbed myself with a new infusion set and the site has to be changed.
And on occasion, the phenomenon known as "Infusion Set Nirvana," (an infusion set absorbing so damn perfectly that we hesitate to change it after three days,) occurs and we make it last for 5.
All of the above means (at least in my case,) that I seem to always end up with a pile of extra pump tubing around because I keep opening up sets for a new infusion set and leave the tubing.
I try and use the pumping from the set previously opened for the new infusion site the next I need to load and lock my pump with an new insulin reservoir. "TRY" being the operative word because while I try to use the tubing next time around, it doesn't always happen!
So my questions to you are:
1. Does the above happen to you and if so, how do you handle it regarding all the spare tubing & the likes there of?