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Re: [IP] Scarring



I have scarring as a result of 3 c- sections and I too notice an difference
below my navel.Sheila

email @ redacted wrote:

> Sherry, I've been pumping for over 14 yrs and yea scarring is going to
> occur. I rotate all over the stomach area even the area above the hip on the
> backside, right side only. For some reason I can't use the left rear side at
> all. Anytime I apply a infusion site there it's like I just stabbed myself
> with a knife and bleed like crazy. It might also help to lessen the length
> of time you leave a set in. If you stand to have it in for 4 days, change it
> at three. That helps to cause less trama to that area of the skin.
> One other comment on the subject of scarring. If you ever have any abdominal
> surgery you may find the absorption in that area to decrease some or alot
> depending on the surgery. It's been almost 6 yrs since I had my internal
> insulin removed from the lower left abdominal area and my insulin absortion
> in that area reduced by at least half of what it is compared to other sites.
> Bg's go up alittle and insulin requirements go half again as much(25 to 30/u
> per day during a normal site compared to 35 or 40 when using the lower left
> abdom).Yea got some scarring from the removal so I'm sure that doesn't help
> much.
> Just some thoughts on the subject
> Hope I helped alittle
> Ed
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sherry Webb Nolan <email @ redacted>
> To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
> Date: Friday, July 16, 1999 11:30 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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