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Re: [IP] newbie site questions



Mine too.  I find myself tying to itch the site area.  This sometimes happen
only after two days.  I think it's my body telling me it doesn't want that
piece of plastic in it right there.
Santana

> ,
> I know when my sites are going bad because they start to itch.  They just
> become irritable and trust me...you will know when its time to change.
> Melissa
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf
> Of email @ redacted
> Sent: Friday, June 09, 2000 9:07 AM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IP] newbie site questions
>
> I'm a newbie, just pumping since Monday, and I've got some questions on
> "sites going bad."
>
> Many people have talked about how long their sites last, how do you tell?
> I've heard infection mentioned, also higher numbers.  Since I am still
> working out my basal rates, I can't rely on seeing any indication yet from
> the BG readings.  Is it a big difference that you would always notice, or
> is it more subtle?
>
> Also, if you put in a new site, and it is going to be bad, would you notice
> this right away in an hour or two?  I put my first site in Monday morning
> and was going to change it Thursday morning, but I was going to be at a
> work offsite meeting (ok, a whale watch :-) for the whole day so I changed
> it Wednesday night before I went to bed and since everything still seemed
> ok on Thurs morning I thought it was ok.
>
> I thought I read a while ago about people leaving the old site in for a
> little while, can someone refresh my memory on this, I couldn't find it on
> my quick search through the archives.  When I put the new one in on
> Wednesday night, I waited until Thursday morning when I took my shower to
> take the old one off to wash the gunk off.  It wasn't as sticky as I
> expected though.  I'm using tenders/sils.
>
> Thanks everyone,
> Jackie
>
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