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[IP] Tube length etc.



Thanks to Scott and the others who have replied. Too bad they can't let
you
choose your own length of tubing. If they can invent a Quick Release,
they
could probably invent that.

email @ redacted wrote:

> Hi Fred, I am a pump wearer and have been for two years.
> I find that wearing the pump on my side like a beeper
> works well for me. I have experimented with other sites
> but I am happier with my abs. When you say thigh, be
> careful because one time I did it in my thigh and I bled
> right through my pants. As far as trhe length of tubing,
> I haven't had any problems with kinking what so ever and
> I have had both sizes of tubing. I wear a Disetronic H-
> Tron. The only problem I have is when I have the tubing
> on over five days, iut gets worn out where it is
> connected to the cartridge. I hope this helps you!
> PEACE.
>
> Scott Meadowcroft
> > 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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