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Re: [IP] site change frequency

On 12 Jul 2002 at 16:17, Andrew Bender (spot) wrote:

> I will start on my pump on July 31st and was wondering how often most people
> change their sites.  Some of the posts discuss 4-8 days.  Isn't it advised to
> not go longer than 3 days.  I'd like some educated feedback from those of you
> who have been on the pump for a while.  I know some people have site problems,
> but those who go for days...isn't that pushing it.? Thanks, Rosalie -
> ---------------------------------------------------------- It is a YMMV thing.
> Some of us can go 3 days without a change, others need to change every 4 days.
> The official Minimed liune espoused by most cde's and MM pumptrainers is 3 days.
> The FDA also thinks this is reasonable. Humulog is harder on sites than Novolog.
> I can go 4 days then my numbers go up.
> A. L. Bender, M. D.
> email @ redacted
> ----------------------------------------------------------

And then there are those of us who like the metal needle sets, and who change them every two days.  I sometimes go 2-1/2 to 3 days.

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