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Re: [IP] sticky silhouettes

Thanks for the instructions.  I just need to get clarification.  I'm
practicing for my daughter Elisabeth (age 5) soon to be on the pump.  I wore
the pump for only 2 days (with saline) and developed an infection at the
site.  So, when you talk about an antibacterial wipe what exactly are you
referring to ... alcohol pads, Purell?  I'm a little concerned since
Elisabeth has very bad eczema on her stomach.  Also, this morning I asked
the pharmacist about an IV Prep and she wasn't sure what I needed.  So, can
you possibly give a few examples, maybe even brand names. However, I was
able to order the Tegaderm.


-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Saturday, August 07, 1999 11:21 PM
Subject: [IP] sticky silhouettes

>We used to have the glue stuff stuck on Kevins belly, then someone (Sue I
>think) told us to put down tegaderm first and put the tender/silhouette
>that. We havent had a problem since.
>Also, the pump bumps are 100% better now that we do this:
>use antibacterial wipe first (not soaps)
>IV prep
>IVprep around where tender will rest
>put site thru
>We hardly even see where the site has been
>Thanks for the tips over the past few months!!
>Happy to be pumping!
>(even with a miserable cold)
>Mom of Kevin, 11, dx 12/98
>pumping since 5/99
>Insulin Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/
>for mail subscription assistance, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org

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