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Re: [IP] Diabetes and wrist pain?



> Date: Fri, 22 Jun 2001 08:15:02 -0400
> From: "Heather" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: >
> About 3 years ago, I had terrible problems with my wrists. Sharp jolts of
> pain would shoot through them and cause me to drop whatever I might have
> been holding.  It was so bad that it hurt to turn a door knob or turn the
> key in my car.  Writing also caused it to hurt badly.  I saw my endo, my
> primary care physician, and even a specialist.  But after many appointments
> and lots of testing, no one knew what it was!  They ruled out carpal tunnel,
> I had nerve and muscle tests done, and even had and MRI.  Anyway, about the
> only thing they could do was give me a prescription for naproxen and tell me
> to sleep with a type of splint that kept my wrists cocked back towards my
> forearm.  Over time it seemed to go away (thankfully!) but I still notice it
> to a lesser extent at times.  <snip>  It doesn't bother me that badly, but
> I was curious to know if anyone else has ever had the same type of problems.
>
> Heather
> ------------------------------

Heather,
I have had similar wrist pains for many, many years - it seems to come and go.
My only relief comes from wearing an elastic wrist band and *favoring* it. Of
course It has been several years since that has happened, but then I wonder if
it could be better control due to pumping? My wrists *crack* just by twisting
them on my own. They feel real tight and I have to get relief but a slight
twist. It started when I was a kid the dr. laughed at me and said I needed to
eat more butter to oil them. It is annoying to others, but it bothers me
greatly if I don't get it *moved!* (~_^)

Jan (62 y/o, T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83) & Bluda Sue (MM507C 3/99)
http://maxpages.com/bludasue AND http://www.picturetrail.com/dmBASHpics
(including an album of the EVOLUTION OF PUMPS)
People who think they know it all bother us who do.


RE: BENT NEEDLE

> I'm using the bent needle in my thigh,
> as I'm too afraid to put in in my belly. It pinched in
> my thigh as I jogged the other day, and at night if I
> lay on it just right it hurts. Also, it pulls out a
> little (as did the silhouette) and I just push it back
> in, which irritates the site a little bit, but not too
> bad. I'm going to try it in my upper buttock.
> Catherine

When I used straight needles and bent my own (10 years) I had to place a metal
eye patch that had holes in it and an elastic covering around the edge, over
the site. I stretched open a cottonball to place inside to keep the metal from
touching me (allergic). I taped this over the site and it kept it secure and
protected from grocery cart handles, purses, babies/children being held from
kicking it, countertops, etc. Pushing the needle back in can cause it to bleed
at the tip of the needle and clot causing occlusion and interruption of the
infused insulin.  (~_^)

Jan (62 y/o, T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83) & Bluda Sue (MM507C 3/99)
http://maxpages.com/bludasue AND http://www.picturetrail.com/dmBASHpics
(including an album of the EVOLUTION OF PUMPS)
I don't have time to think about the things I can't do - I only have time to
think about the things I can't wait to do. ~ Joanne Slomski, wheelchair-bound
teacher
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