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Re: [IP] Scarring

I have only been pumping since January, and I have some scars on my stomach
where my infusion sets were.  They are little red dots.  All sites do not
leave scars, thoguh.  I am wondering if other people experience this or if I
am doing something wrong.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sherry Webb Nolan <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Friday, July 16, 1999 10:39 AM
Subject: [IP] Scarring

>Hi Everyone,
>I play USTA tennis and after our team match last night we were
>all sitting around the club lounge snacking and talking.  I
>noticed a player on the other team pull out an insulin pump,
>take a bolus, and put the pump back.  I have to tell you I
>was in disbelief.  I have been talking to you on this list
>and learning so much, and actually become quite obsessed with
>finding information, and obtaining a pump for myself.  But it
>occured to me as she did this, that it was my first experience
>being face to face with a pumper.  I was very excited.  I talked
>to her about it and found out that she had been pumping 11 years,
>used a MM (Model I didn't get), and couldn't imagine living without
>it.  (The normal pump user response...not living without it that is).:)
>She did say that one of the negatives was that you could experience
>some scarring from the infusion sets. She showed me her stomach which
>had marks all over it.  For those pumpers who have been pumping for
>several years, do you have this same problem?  Or is it specific to
>certain skin types, or healing times?  And to make it clear, I
>am not asking because I am vain, it just wasn't something I had
>heard mentioned before.
>Thanks.  Sherry
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