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



For those of you who put your sets on the back of your arms, do you find
that the tubing is a problem, either by tangling with clothing or sticking
out if you're wearing short sleves? I too am considering trying this with
the Cleo 90's, which I use. Great question.
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-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Melody Daniels
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2014 6:56 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: RE: [IP] Re: want advice re: infusion sets in arms and legs

I'm fairly lean, and vertical on back of upper arms/front of thighs are as
good as horizontal abdomen sites for me.   I use OmniPod which auto-inserts
at
60 degrees to a depth of about 6.5 mm.

Melody

> Subject: [IP] Re: want advice re: infusion sets in arms and legs
> From: email @ redacted
> Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 17:40:49 -0800
> To: email @ redacted
>
>  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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