Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
November 12, 2007
Insulin Pumps, Other
Question from Gallup, New Mexico, USA:
My daughter has had type 1 diabetes for over three years. She was put on a pump about a year and a half ago. We change her sites regularly, but she prefers her stomach. She has started to develop what we call "dimples" at the infusion sites. The physician said that she might be allergic to her insulin. If that is the case, does that mean she can't be on insulin any more? If so, is there any course that can be taken to alleviate her situation? The physician is not an endocrinologist, but very trusted. Is this a reaction to her insulin?
Perhaps, but without seeing it, is not possible to know. It might be time to see an endocrinologist, just because of the experience factor, so that person can examine your daughter. Reactions at sites are much less common today, but not unheard of. Sites for pumps are an issue sometimes. The area used may not be big enough. You should use more of the abdomen and perhaps the buttocks.