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Re: [IP] Re: want advice re: infusion sets in arms and legs



I am fairly lean too and use silhouettes. I use them on my arms and they
work as well as they do on the abdomen area.
On Jan 18, 2014 7:49 PM, "Pam" <email @ redacted> wrote:

>  Since I'm running out of good sites for pumping, I'm thinking of trying
> my arms
> and legs. So far I've only used these areas for my CGM, never my pump
> infusion
> sites. So for those of you who do put your infusion sets there, please
> tell me
> what parts of your arms and legs you use (front, sides, back) and if you
> use 90
> degree sets such as Minimed Quicksets or shallowly angled sets such as
> Silhouettes. If you use the latter, do you orient them vertically or
> horizontally (north/south or east/west)? Finally, if you have them on your
> outer
> thigh or arm do you sleep on your sides and if so, is this a problem,
> especially
> if you're fairly lean or muscular?
>
>   I use Silhouettes now on my stomach or back, but when I used to use
> Quicksets
> I couldn't wear them on my hips or butt because when I'd lie on them
> they'd push
> into muscle and have no delivery. So I'm afraid to try Quicksets on my
> arms or
> legs unless it's the front, but the fronts aren't flabby enough so I'm
> afraid
> the Quicksets would hurt. Somehow the idea of Silhouettes on my arms and
> legs
> doesn't sound that pleasant either even though I do use the big long
> Minimed
> sensors (not the Enlites) there and it's okay. I have someone who can
> insert on
> my arms for me, so that's not an issue. Anyway, I'd value any input.
> Thanks. Pam
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