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Re: [IP] which sites do you use?



Linda,
This is definitely a YMMV thing.  I use my legs (top and utter thigh) 99% of
the time.  I switched to my stomach and hips to give my legs a rest for a
little while and I just don't like the sites there.  For some reason, the
tape doesn't stick well to my abs and after 2 days the site itches like
crazy.  The same thing happens with my hips.  I do use those sites but just
not as much.  As far as absorption....I get the same in any site so I can't
help you there.  My endo did tell me that I would get better absorption from
my stomach but I guess that is not true for me. If you are comfortable with
your legs I would keep using them.  I think that if you get good absorption
there then it is just as good as your stomach.

Mel and pumpy
and the lil heartbeating at 8 weeks now!


----- Original Message -----
From: "Linda Bork" <email @ redacted>
To: "Pumpers" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, April 01, 2001 1:40 PM
Subject: [IP] which sites do you use?


> I have been on the pump for 4 1/2 years, and ALWAYS
> used my tummy because I read that the absorption is
> most predictable when the abdomen is used.
> I switched to my leg on Friday, because an educator
> suggested that I need to give my tummy a rest, and I
> am ELATED at the result.  It was very easy to insert
> my sil into my leg, and my BGs have been lower than
> they have been lately.  I suspect that I had built up
> some scarred tissue in my abdomen.
> Now I am curious how many of you use your hips and
> your legs in addition to the abdomen, and whether you
> ran into any problems with those other sites.
>
> Linda
>
>
>
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