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What has been the oddest/most unique place you've changed an insulin pump/cgm site?

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This popped into my head today when I decided to change my CGM site at work, so it would be up and running for this evening.  At work there are no offices, only open cube space, so I decided to use the "sick room" for a few minutes.  

I've heard of people changing on trains, at train stations -- what have been some of your funny/odd/extreme experiences with this?
posted Dec 22, 2016 in Conversation by phyllisk (4,500 points)
retagged Jun 30 by KarenG

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What a fun question!!!!  I once had my Medtronic pump site go wiggy on me, while I was at a meeting at the Medtronic office.  So I changed my site out in their bathroom.  I know that isn't that funny, but I guess it's pretty unique if you think about how many customers they have and how few have ever changed a pump site in the Medtronic offices.
answered Dec 23, 2016 by KarenG (15,060 points)
selected Dec 25, 2016 by phyllisk
Definitely a unique experience! And sort of funny if you think about it....
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I guess my most unique place was in a clients bathroom-  nothing too exciting :) but it was cool educating my client about what T1D is!
answered Jan 3 by Avanderson (300 points)
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Any time you can educate is exciting!!
answered Jan 4 by KarenG (15,060 points)
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I had to answer this one!  Last year we were in Europe with another couple we're friends with.  We were staying in Paris (ooh lala).  One morning I changed out my site and we went to the train station.  We were scheduled for a full day tour of the D - Day sites in Northern France.  A few hours later on the train, I didn't feel right.  Checked my bg and it was in the 400's!  Bad site.  I knew I had to change but I didn't want to change in the dirty restroom of a moving train.  I had our friends sit in the row in front of us, my husband on the aisle and me against the window.  With them acting as a barrier from curious stares, I quickly changed out my site.  Probably the fastest I've ever done it.  I've had to change in a hurry before, just never such a public site!
answered Jan 11 by loricruit (380 points)
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A mexican restaurant! I pulled up my insulin right at the table. I did go into the bathroom for my site insertion because I was pretty sure the patrons did not want to see my chunky love handles. My husband said I looked like a drug addict because I was flicking the syringe to get out the bubbles. Did I care? Nope! Gotta take care of myself!
answered Apr 6 by Asgundlach (740 points)
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At the Vatican. I was vacationing in Rome, Italy. The excitement of travel and time difference between there and Eastern Daylight Time threw me off. I had forgotten to change out my pump and it starting beeping it's CARTRIDGE EMPTY, NO DELIVERY alarm while I was standing in line waiting to go into the Vatican with my tour group. I pulled out my emergency kit, and got my traveling companions to hold things while I changed out my pump without getting out of line.
answered Apr 7 by janmosso (1,320 points)
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I recently changed at my kids' pediatrician's office while we were waiting to see the doctor. Our pediatrician knows I'm diabetic and on a pump and didn't bat an eyelash while my husband wrangled our kiddo and I fiddled with the pump and port site and what not. :)
answered Apr 8 by seecaseyrun (200 points)
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Just after last thanksgiving I was traveling with a friend to see another friend in Canada. We were driving to the Montreal area. somewhere in upper state New York, my site went bad and I had to change it while my friend was driving with me riding shotgun.
answered Apr 19 by sbrooks (890 points)
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In a port-a-john at an outdoor concert!  Thank goodness it was fairly clean ;-)
answered Apr 20 by bayleafbroker (1,450 points)
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