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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:
> >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.
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