My son showed interestcin trying his catheter on the belly beside the belly button yesterday, so we tried it for the first time. I vaguely remember the nurse at the hospital saying that belly was not so goid, but what I remember is that it had to do with something psychological about their bellys, something to do with feeling protected or something like that. Today we had lunch at 13:30, and I measured his BG at 16:30 as I saw that the sensor showed around 150mg/dl because we were planning to go get an icecream, and I wanted him to be 120 tops. His BG reads 160. So first correction. When we got to the icecream shop about one hour later I measure and he's 230. So I put another correction (always with the bolus wizard to avoid 'stacking' insulin) and increase basal 125%. Half hour later we come home and my husband measures 300. Another correction and increase basal 150%. 50 minutes later 270, another correction this time adding 25% extra insulin thinking about insulin resistance, and keep the basal at 150%. 40 minutes later 230 and I change the catheter to one of his usual sites. Since he hasn't eaten for 6 hours I give him chicken nuggets with 6g of carbohydrates (and the usual amount of insulin to cover that) and pray he doesn't go much higher again... At some point he peed and there were no ketones. Does this sound to you like the belly is a bad place for him? Or is it one of the many diabetes mysteries we've had in the past? I really liked the idea of the belly being a possible site, but if there's some other reason other than psychology to avoid that I would very much like to know. Thanks in advance for your comments!