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Re: [IP] Insertion Site Rotation

     The dr has realized that Kerry has a better response to the insulin
when inserted in the abdomin.  As far as length, currently she can only
leave the site in for one day.  Kerry is very prone to infections if the
site is left in for longer than that.  As far as size, it would take a
freight train to move her (she is very stubborn).  Kerry stand about 6 foot
and is approximately 230lbs (see what I mean). Brian
-----Original Message-----
From: URTAsef <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Wednesday, April 01, 1998 4:46 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Insertion Site Rotation

>1st, why does your doc only want you to use stomach?  I and others here
>had excellent results using the legs.  Other more dextrous than I use their
>back sides as well.
>2nd, how long are you leaving a site in?  Just cuz the box says 2-3 days,
>you aren't red, tender, painful or unexplainably high, why  not continue
>the site?  Buddy gets upwards of a week at times - I get 5-7 days - that is
>almost a month right there going from left leg to right leg, then right
>to left belly, and of course there is more than 1 spot you can hit in each
>3rd)  If you are really thin, then you probalby have less available skin
>many of us, but just rotate, left to right, top to middle to botton - I
>I would not aim for the exact same hole within a few weeks, but an inch
>I think there is a site map somewhere on the web site that points out
>good luck!!!
>Insulin-Pumpers website   http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/

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