If you use an insulin pump, when changing your pump site, do your blood glucose (BG) levels rise afterwards? If so, please share in the comments if you take any steps to adjust for the rise when changing your site.
I have a bunch oh weight, not by a surgical means but with WW. Yes after being down 160lbs, insulin absorption works so much better. It is night and day different.
Wow!! rick phillips!
Congratulations on your awesome weight loss!
That is truly amazing and inspirational. 😀
I’ve had fat removed unintentionally during surgery and I had a fat transfer with my tissue expander removal, to attempt to repair the damage of the first plastic surgeon during my mastectomy. I don’t think it had any affect on how my insulin is absorbed.
I had liposuction and a tummy tuck a little over a year ago. Since then I have not placed my Omnipod on my abdomen. I prefer my thighs for my pod and my abdomen for my Dexcom. Sorry I can’t give any useful information about the question.
I never had fat surgical removed from my body, neither would I take that risk, but this year I changed my diet slightly and have lost 12 pounds, plus I got a coach for pickleball and have lost a lot of fat. This was a surprised to me, since I have done a lot of cardio and it did minimal changes to my body.
As a consequence of the weight and fat lost, my body absorption of insulin has changed in different ways and I’ve been having more lows than usual.
Just this morning I adjusted my pump by lowering my basals.
I had a tummy tuck 18 years ago, after 2 huge babies and a lot of extra skin, plus separated stomach muscles. I was surprised that I can’t use my belly for pump sites, as the skin/myofascial tissue itself is very sensitive (still) and I get big reactions to the sites there. No one had mentioned this going into it, so thought I’d share!
If you have had a procedure where you had fat removed from your body (e.g., removal of fatty tissue from abdomen, thigh, buttocks, etc. through surgical or non-surgical means), did it change how your body absorbs insulin in those areas? Cancel reply
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Since no one has commented, I’ll open it up. No I haven’t had fat removal surgery (although I wish I could afford it!) I want my ballet dancer body back (those ballet company reunion-type events can be brutal to one’s self-esteem)