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Re: [IP] Re:Advice from lean pumpers

I know that I am in the minority here, but I use the bent needle, and change
sites (not sets) daily.  Since I only move an inch at a time, and need
almost no tissue, I have yet to repeat a site in 3 months -- granted I'm
tall so there are lots of inches above my waist, but there is very little
subq.  I do wonder why I am among the few that still use this set.  Will I
start to dislike it?  What are the disadvantages?  In any case, if the
number of sites becomes a problem, try this set, and learn to insert it
shallowly.  I insert right over my ribs with NO problems.  I also use the
area above my navel that the site map says not to -- a little like you're
being split down the midline until you become accustomed, but no biggy.  The
CDE claimed that my first incident with pain was due to inadequate depth.  I
called MM after the second one and they said that it was more probably the
opposite, so now I use a very shallow angle, and life is grand.
Take care,
dx '71, MM507 1/98, Humalog
-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: April 15, 1998 02:48 PM
Subject: [IP] Re:Advice from lean pumpers

>Now that I'm on the pump, I realize that I do not seem to have many sites
>for catheter insertion.  I'm fairly lean, and there's not much fat in the

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