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[IP] Judging sites; was Re: less time on the pump?

From: Janine Shea <email @ redacted>

(about infusion sets)

>If you can feel
>it and you keep noticing it, it probably should come out!


Let me add that the process for evaluating a site begins quite early.

Try to find a "pore" and to stay away from blood vessels and pain receptors.
If painful or bleeds on insertion, it will get worse.  Withdraw and

There may be a half dozen prick sites that didn't feel right.

If the needle won't go in easily, discard it and start with another.

Bottom line, proper needle insertion shouldn't hurt.

Which raises another question:  How can a pumper tell up front if a site is
bad if it has been numbed?

email @ redacted
DX'85, mdi '87-'97, Humalog, pumper Disetronic HTronV100+, Tenders since
'97.  5.2% Hgba1c 1/99.

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