I’ve been on a Medtronic Minimed pump since 2006.
I do rarely get a little spurt of blood when I change one, but had a worse case the day after Christmas. I had very high glucose all day (and I was eating reasonable), and noticed the skin was red around the infusion set.
Thinking it was faulty, I removed it, and got a big spurt of blood. IN maybe a day I noticed there was a hard lump below the skin, and I thought maybe it was infected, After a few days of poking with an insulin needle to try and puncture, and seeing it was not going down, I went to a walk in clinic. They wanted to drain it, but when it was opened with a scalpel the doctor was surprised there was no spurt of gunk. His best idea it was scar tissue from insulin, which got me reading more about Lipohypertrophy (I’ve only had the opposite one as a kid, when my skin dimpled in).
Everything I read says the the obvious, don’t use that area. But I’m just wondering from anyone else who has dealt with this, how long it took for the lump to go away. There’s no pain, it just feels odd to have a hard bump under the skin.
Thanks for any experience/wisdom.