As diabetics we check and double check carb counts and analyze every piece of food that enters our body. Personally I should be using algorithms to figure out how much insulin I need for all of my meals and snacks. Being so active makes figuring out insulin amounts for meals that much tougher. Some meals at work only require .3 units of insulin, these are usually 60-80 carb meals.
With so much worry about foods and insulin amounts we often over look the little things. The other night when I was changing my insulin pump site Leanne walked in and said "oh man your stomach is all beat up". After that I looked down and in fact my midsection looked like a pin cushion with marks and bruises from old pump sites. I quickly moved the site to my lower back and hoped for the best, what happened has been amazing. I have taken less insulin all week and have had blood sugars averaging 134 since I moved my pump site to my back. I had fallen in love with midsection and needed a change, being an athlete using my arms or legs is not allowed because they are always moving. That limits site location but finding my back as a new location has been like finding a pot of gold.
I will be using my lower back for the foreseeable future to give my midsection a break. Sometimes the small changes make the biggest difference. Don't overlook the little things.