Being an athlete my pump site locations are limited compared to a person of normal activity. Using my arms and legs so much while running or cycling if I was to put the pump site in one of those locations my body would be using the insulin differently than when the pump site is in my mid section. In the past I have tried using the upper portion of my butt, it is rather fatty and can't be used much while running or cycling. I ran into a problem because I was taking a lot more insulin than usual because of the amount of fat in my butt. (I now have a big booty complexion) The last option was my back, a site that I had used before with success.
For the past week my blood sugars have been right in the range I have set thanks to moving my pump site. It sounds to simple but it worked, I'm upset with myself because I got lazy and predominately used my midsection for months on end. Anyone conquering diabetes knows that when you get just a little lazy diabetes loves it and will take advantage of your laziness. As I prepare for my fourth half marathon of the season I'm happy to have my blood sugars in range. Sometimes it is the little things like a pump site that make the biggest difference. Not having to worry about my pump site on Sunday will not make me run any faster but it will make me relax and focus on the run.