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RE: [IP] 3+ day sites



But shouldn't find out what your limit is?  Why waste time/expense/supplies
on changing when you don't need to.  The question that was posted was why
were we leaving it in more then 3 days.  For me that answer is "because I
can".  I know that some people have to change them every other day, and some
switched to V or R/H mixes in order to extend the days they had the site in.
Three days isn't a necessary just a recommendation.

-- Sherry

-----Original Message-----
From: Sam Skopp [mailto:email @ redacted]
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 1:14 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: RE: [IP] 3+ day sites


At 09:39 AM 6/6/00 Sherry Webb Nolan wrote:
 >Amen Sara!
 >I use straight Humalog and have left sets in up to 6 days without a
problem
 >with bgs or infections.  I did notice though that if I left it in more
then
 >4 days the site took a little longer to heal.  Sometime I leave it in 5 or
6
 >days when it isn't convenient to change but for the most part I schedule
it
 >every 4 days because I scar easily.  I figure if it takes less time to
heal
 >there is less chance of scarring.

Everyone is totally different on this. While you may be able to do this, 
others cannot. I found that if I left a site in more than 3-4 days, that I 
had severe site problems. So, everyone needs to be extremely careful if 
they exceed the recommended time.

Sam

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