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Re: [IP] finding/using different pump sites



I use the backs of my arms and I have great results.

On 3/2/08, Andrea Wilkinson <email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> I need some advice/hints. I've been putting my pump cannula in my lower
> abdomen for 20 years. I use the Minimed Quick-Set 9mm most of the time
> with
> 42" tubing. I've tried several times with the shorter needle (6mm instead
> of
> 9mm) putting the infusion set above my belly button to try to find more
> areas that don't have scar tissue. The insulin absorbs so much better when
> it works, but 3 or 4 times after inserting it, it gives the "no delivery"
> alarm and won't go through. It has been frustrating me lately because
> change
> is hard for me. Whenever I have put my set in my thigh or hip, it gets
> sore
> and sometimes gets infected (one time I got a horrible abscess which was
> the
> worst ever!). I don't know if I should be trying the shorter needle in my
> thighs/hips-I am kind of muscular for a woman. Any ideas or suggestions?
> .
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