Re: [IP] Speaking of infection
I was on MDI for 20 years-always used my abdomen..always used alcohol and
clean syringes. In the last year I had cellulitis twice on my adbomen, the
last time, it became systemic and had me hospitalized for 7 days. Doctors
talked repeatedly about surgery, though for what precisely I still don't
After this, my endo told me not to come back unless I was on pump. I was
nervous to use the pump as I had been told the abdomen was still the best
place to use for sites, and in truth, am yet to get one to work anywhere
else. I have been pumping for 7 months and so far not a single problem with
infection on/around any site.
I truly underestand your concern and am only speculating here, though I do
believe that the 5+ times/day I was injecting introduced a potentail path
for infection more than the one pump site. Only my guess.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Nan Humphrey" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, July 29, 2006 10:31 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Speaking of infection
> No infections from either finger sticks or infusion sights, but tonight I
> that the new sight I had started yesterday with comforts had a raspberry
> bruise the size of a ostrich egg on my abdomen.
> email @ redacted wrote:
> Since the discussion of possible infection has been brought up in regards
> finger sticks, I have a question about possible infection at the site of
> infusion. I am immunosuppressed due to medication I have to take for other
> autoimmune illnesses...and I have to be especially careful about exposure
> potential infection. One thing that has been holding me back about getting
> pump is the concern about this...on my part and that of my physicians.
> Question: Has anyone ever ended up with an infection from their pump? Do
> have any sense of why you got the infection? Was it superficial skin or
> did it
> become systemic?
> Again, any thoughts or insights into this issue would be greatly
> Thanks a lot.
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