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Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Shopgirl2091, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. Shopgirl2091

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    How often do you change your child's site - do you change it every 3 days because you are supposed to, or do you wait longer and just go until the site fails?
    Up until now we have been changing every 3 days unless there was a problem like having it fall out, but I am interested if anyone goes longer. We are pumping with Humalog, and I have been changing the reservoir every six days because he only uses 60 units in that amount of time.
     
  2. Turtle1605

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    Our sites will stay on and won't cause any skin problems for 3 days, but after 2.5 days...his numbers start sky-rocketing so we have to change. I know I have read elsewhere on this forum that others have been successful up to 4 days.
     
  3. hawkeyegirl

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    We change every 3 days. We have had "oopsies" and gone longer, but usually by 3 days, his site is showing signs of irritation and it's time.
     
  4. Sarah Maddie's Mom

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    We occasionally forget or can't recall when we did a site and will go longer than 3. Once we had a site that wouldn't quit and in the "interest of science" :p we let it go till the numbers went bad - I think it was day 7 :cool: But generally we try to change at the 3 day mark.
     
  5. mmgirls

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    We have had those , 5 day sites. But, I do not like those. The way i think of it is that I do not her body to create an assault on the site.

    I like to think of it as a scab. If you leave it alone, it will heal quickly. If you bother it daily ( blousing & basal) it will take longer to heal and maybe leave a scar.,
     
  6. CaitlynGrisham

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    Personally, I start getting skin reactions if I leave my sites on more than two to two and a half days. After the reactions start to show, the numbers start to rise, too.

    I have a friend, though, whose sites last for upwards of four days just fine. She's using Humalog, as well.
     
  7. mom24grlz

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    Ashleigh changes her site whenever she's out of insulin. Depending on how much she eats that can be anywhere from every 2-4 days
     
  8. missmakaliasmomma

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    We started changing it every 2 days and we change everything out even though my daughter barely goes through 40 units. Works alot better for us every 2 days then 3 (esp since its been so hot) and my daughter doesn't mind at all since she gets $1 for every site change lol.
     

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