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Re: [IP] Pump question



I use the 43" tube and what I do is wear swimming trunks to bed.  I clip the
pump on the shorts and tuck the line in.  Since the trunks have the tight
mesh inside I don't have to coil or anything. I do the same during the day
and just tuck in the line without any type of coil and just let it hang.
Never had a problem with it kinking up on me.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fred Griswold" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2002 10:03 PM
Subject: [IP] Pump question


> Pumpers -
>
> I am probably going to get on an insulin pump soon. I wore one for a day
> with saline solution. At nighttime I rigged up a sock for it strapped to
> my leg just below the knee and that worked reasonably well. But the
> insertion site was in my abdomen and the tube was pretty long, so I
> coiled part of it up to take up the slack and put some scotch tape
> around the coil. That didn't work too well, by the time I woke up the
> coil had pulled together almost enough to put a kink in the line. Any
> solutions? I'm afraid to leave the coil off altogether because that will
> leave too much slack and that makes me nervous. I'm thinking of using my
> thigh as the insertion so the line will be shorter, even though that's
> not supposed to be such a good idea.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Fred G.
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