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Re: [IP] tissue damage re leaving old sets in

I'm not on the pump yet.  BUT, I have been blaming my
wife on using cheap soap (like Tide, Cheer) and it causes
my trousers to shrink.  She says it the hinges on the refrigerator
door.  Now it maybe the shots.   Don

> On Sun, 30 Jan 2000, amy m wrote:
> > Ok, we got into this at summer camp, how pumpers get
> > fat stomachs even if they're bony elsewhere. I have
> > noticed that, even though i haven't used my stomach
> If you continuously use your stomach area for infusion, you will get
> "insulin hypertrophy" in that area. Insulin is a hormone that accelerates
> growth of tissue, so you can get a little "puch" where it is constantly
> infused. If you are dilgent about rotating the sites away from your
> tummy, you can pretty much avoid this problem, particularly if you use
> other areas such as buttocks, thighs, both upper and lower tummy. If you
> can give each "spot" a rest of a couple of weeks between "insults" you
> are doing well.

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