Hi Chelsea @cnmcwhirt and thanks for joining “our” community. We welcome you and invite you to share your experiences living with T1D.
Just reading your brief note, I didn’t see your “About ME” profile, I suspect that based on your current age and the length of time you have been living with diabetes that you could offer VERY VALUABLE suggestions to the many teens who visit here and to the parents of young kids just learning diabetes management; it was 60 years ago when I was diagnosed as a teen and management has drastically changed during the years.
YES, your infusion sites could be wearing out. Even though I “religiously” rotated infusion sites - not returning to a region within 27 days - I began having absorption difficulties. My solution, I looked at the charts and found new areas so I was able to give my old locations a well deserved rest. Just last week at a meeting I was bemoaning the fact that I was running out of space for my infusion sites and a JDRF Board member looked at me and said “you’ve got plenty of real estate left to explore”; and I am rather slender with a BMI of only 20.1. I suggest that you look at some charts of acceptable infusion / injection sites and attempt to give your old area a rest - yep, you will be needing places for your insulin for another 75 years.