Leg man

The last time I took insulin in my leg was in June of 2006. It was with my very last Novolog FlexPen.

Until now.


I’m hoping this experiment turns out well, because real-estate on my body is about as valuable – if not more – than land in Manhattan.  And this could open up more options for my CGM sensor, which seems to have a low tolerance for scar tissue.

That, and I can hide it beneath swim trunks. Summers are always hard for me when it comes to site selection.

Posted on June 27, 2014, in Insulin pump. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Nicely done, Scott! I’ve always been very nervous about leg sites, even when I put them in. Feels like I’m walking on egg shells, and that I need to be overly-cautious to not sit or stand too quickly — especially when getting in or out of my car. I also am only able to keep in for a couple days, compared to “more than that” with other sites. Still, when it’s tough to find other real estate, they’re a good option I turn to. So, good luck on your end!!


  2. Wonderful that you are trying new spots and finding what works. It takes a lot of courage to go for it and just wait and see. Make sure to let us know how it goes!


  3. Well, the experiment is over. I accidentally yanked it out this morning, and the two replacement sites hurt so much that they lasted only 10 seconds. I hit muscle, I guess (there’s not much muscle on my legs, but not much fat either, and what seems like a good site when I’m sitting down is not so nice when standing up. Back to the drawing board…


  4. Leg sites don’t work for me. It’s a clear shot to the 400s within a few hours of insertion. Too much scar tissue build up. I wish other sites would work – my ever growing abdomen has left me with very few options. 😦


  5. Leg sites work for me – sometimes too well… But – I kept knocking them off on a desk or table so for now, I’ve given up.


  6. I go to my leg every now and then, just to give my other areas a break … but they never last as long – they always start hurting within the first 48 hours. And I get bleeders more often there than in other places… But the upside is I haven’t built up scar tissue there like I have in my stomach and backside. So I’ll still use them every and now and then. 🙂


  7. Does it hurt from all that hair? Gives the female population one advantage I guess! 🙂


  8. I’ve never been able to get a leg site to work for my pump but I can’t remember a time when I put my CGM anywhere else.


  9. I’ve been using legs sites lately and for the most part they’ve been successful. But I think I have a lot more padding than you do!!



Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s