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Re: [IP] infusion sites and sets

My son is very thin. 6ft, 130 lbs.  Not too much fat on him.  He has used
the Silhouette since starting to pump.  It goes in on an angle so you don't
need to have a lot of fat.
Works great for him.
The Verreault Family
Borden, Ontario, Canada
email @ redacted
-----Original Message-----
From: susan leahey <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: April 10, 1999 5:51 PM
Subject: [IP] infusion sites and sets

>To anyone who can help: My 13year old son has had the pump for 2 weeks now.
>We have had some problems with the softserters. Yesterday he woke up with a
>B/S of 365 and a moderate amount of ketones. After changing the set and
>giving him a bolus, and talking to the CDE, it came down, and the ketones
>cleared up. Everything was fine until today. He went out golfing in the am,
>when he got done he checked his site and there was blood in it. He came
>home and I changed it again. It is fine now, but I have some questions. Why
>is this happening to him? Is it because he is very thin? Should we switch
>to another type of set? He is running out of areas to put them in, because
>he is thin. We've used the backside, now we are on the abdomen. Also, the
>site where we changed it from yesterday is hard and swollen. Does this mean
>infection? Help? Thanks-Susan
>P.S. He is getting very discouraged.
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