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Re: [IP] Re: highs after site change

I arrange sites as you do, they never overlap. The overlaping is from top to bottom on the same site. I still don't know what is "left in". If I use the quick disconnect there is a large resorive of insulin othewise I don't have a leak tight connection.
Thanks for you comments,

> At 02:30 PM 2/28/02 William Eddie Hollyfield wrote:
>  >Hi,
>  >I am having a difficult time determing what is "left in". Do we cut off the
>  >tubing next to the old site? Because of the method of afixing the site. My
>  >site and tubing is between two tapes, this allows less movement of the site
>  >and reduction of infection. Such a crassication might allow more insulin to
>  >flow into the old site thus may produce a low or infection.
> Most people don't put their new set in close enough to cause an overlap. 
> You might consider using a different location. I use one side of my stomach 
> one time and use the opposite side the next. I wouldn't cut off the 
> cannula... any insulin could drip out of that as well as the possibility of 
> it getting pushed in so you couldn't retrieve it very well.
> >We might want to list some limitations and caustions associations before 
> >advising the technique to go universal. I wiil list some of things to 
> >watch out for if you want to be the holder.
> Since this is just a peer-to-peer message list, nothing that is said here 
> should ever be taken as medical advice. Most of us just report what works 
> for us. Just use the information that you see here with the same caution 
> that you would from advice given by your next-door neighbor.
> Sam


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