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[IP] Re: Insulin can cause fat cells to grow where it's infused? - Yes! (aka Pump Hypertorphy)

<this is a quote, from another post. is it confirmed ??
if so, are there any solutions ?>

Yes.  See page 222 of "Pumping Insulin by John Walsh:
"Some pumpers find that after using their pump for some time, a slight
enlargement occurs in the area of the body where the infusion needle is
placed.  Hypertrophy is a medical term that describes this enlargment
(atrophy is its opposite), so this problem is called pump hypertrophy.
Pump hypertrophy is caused by the higher concentrations of insulin placed
under the skin at the infusion site.  Extra insulin causes cells, especially
any fat cells, in contact with the insulin to grow..........If pump
hypertrophy or pump bumps occur at an infusion site, avoid this area for 3
or 4 weeks.  Temporarily switch to other areas of the body, such as the
buttocks, to allow healing to occur.  Be sure to rotate your sites over a
wide area to lessen the risk of pump hypertrophy, and be sure to change to a
new site twice a week, regardless of whether you see a problem or not."
dx'd 3/02, pumping 8/02
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