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Re: [IP] Silhouette black and blues



Hi All
I've found (over the last few years!) that if I am real picky about where
I'm going to start the insertion - I have better luck with the site. I look
closely and try to get in between those little capillaries. I use D
Ultraflex and have found them to be the most comfortable in all respects
since starting on the pump 7 years ago! Every time I have inadvertently
nicked a capillary I'd end up black and blue - green too ;-)
Hope this helps!

Peg Wag

----- Original Message -----
From: "meg teg" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, May 04, 2002 8:21 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Silhouette black and blues


> --- Annie Wall <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > > I also have a question for others on the list.
> > Recently,  I noticed I seem
> > to be getting bruises at the insertion sight. They
> > go in o.k. but after
> > about 24hours they seem to get red and then end up
> > black & blue or even
> > bleed when I take them out. I've been pumping since
> > December and I use the
> > Silhouette. This just started happening. Maybe an
> > allergy? I'd appreciate
> > input from others that have experienced this.
> > >
> I used softsets for the first six months fine. Then I
> got a bad case of poison ivy(first time) and started
> having extreme irritation at my sites. After the
> poison ivy cleared up I had irritation off (1/3 of
> time) and on. I changed to the quicksets earlier this
> year and thought wow this is great, but then went
> through a period of kinks, blisters and bleeding. I
> made a few minor adjustments(suggested here:standing
> up when inserting and pushing in the inserter firmly
> before removing) and have been having no problems. My
> advice: Check your procedure, any other skin
> problems?, be patient when checking out other sets.
> Sometimes it's the little things we miss. lol peg
> > >
> >
>
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