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For people that put CGM's on rear - where is pump site?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by cm4kelly, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. cm4kelly

    cm4kelly Approved members

    Apr 28, 2011
    Just curious - we use my four year old's rear pretty exclusively for sites. He is very lean.

    If you put the CGM on the rear - where is the pump site? His little rear is too small for all these sites at once.

    We only experienced with the stomach once - but he complained a lot about that. I thought about legs but worried that his pants would catch it when going to the restroom.
  2. lisamustac

    lisamustac Approved members

    Mar 9, 2009
    We use the back of the arms for pump site. We don't use the belly either because he doesn't have that much meat. The Cgm gets switched back and forth from cheek to cheek :)
  3. azdrews

    azdrews Approved members

    Sep 16, 2010
    Funny how kids are so different! My 5 year old LOVES belly sites (I mean...if one were to "love" infusion sites, that is) and we occasionally use his arm and rear. When we have Dexcom on, we use his arm.
  4. kallygirl

    kallygirl Approved members

    Feb 17, 2009
    We also do butt and back of arm. You would think we suggested cutting off an arm simply mentioning tummy sites! It is a no go right now.
  5. cdninct

    cdninct Approved members

    Jul 29, 2011
    Bum for the CGM, and for the pump:

    - other cheek (his first choice)
    - back of arm (hates it and it falls out faster than any other site, but, man, his numbers are good!)
    - leg (the Tegaderm pulls, though, which he does not like--and it is a bit more likely to get pulled out)

    Ultimately, even though we use Sure-Ts and he is a skinny 3 year old, the sites themselves don't seem to hurt no matter where we put them. I would love to try the tummy, but I still can't get my head around using the steel set on his skinny little front.

    I confess that while we are away from home visiting family over the holidays, I am using the same side of his bum for two site changes in a row. I keep them far away from each other, and I'm monitoring for problems. When we get back home, though, it will be arms and legs again.
  6. Ali

    Ali Approved members

    Aug 1, 2006
    As an adult the two sites are hard. I agree for small kids really hard. Try backs of arms. Also try using Cgms sites every other month or every three months. Try and think in terms of years...remember your child will have to do this for their life.... So think of long term ways of dealing with stuff and press your Doc on thinking in terms of 80 years of use of stuff. Ali
  7. Style mom

    Style mom Approved members

    Dec 3, 2011
    We do bottom for sensors and tummy for sites.

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