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Re: [IP] Thigh Thing

I ordered the Thigh Thing so I could finally wear a one-piece dress again.
That was a big mistake.  My Thigh Thing slid down my leg too.  And I don't
have legs that are all that skinny!  I also had a problem with my pump
creeping out of the top of the Thigh Thing.  I really regret ever spending
$$ on that stupid thing.  Just my opinion.

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil DuBois <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Thursday, February 11, 1999 1:57 PM
Subject: [IP] Thigh Thing

>I recently had a customer experience this problem, and wonder if anyone
>else has had the same problem, or any suggestions.
>He purchased a "Thigh Thing," which MiniMed carries.  It's an elastic
>strap that goes around the thigh and has a pocket to contain his MM507C
>pump.  He intended to use it for sleeping.  He used it 4 nights, and had
>the same problem 2 of the 4 nights.  The "thigh thing" slid down his
>leg.  (I would have expected it to be factored in when designing this
>thing that the natural contour of the leg is to taper down toward the
>knee.)  When it slid down his leg, it pulled on his tubing, and although
>it was taped down, removed the needle from his site.  As a result, when
>he woke up in the morning, the tubing was just lying on the bed, and his
>BG had skyrocketed.  Somehow he slept through this process (must be a
>sound sleeper).
>The first time, he attributed it to a fluke. After the second time, he
>was afraid to try this again.  Now he's back to a pocket in his shirt.
>I've written to MiniMed R&D people for their thoughts, but no response
>yet.  Any thoughts?
>Phil DuBois
>email @ redacted
>Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/

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