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Re: [IP] Allergy to tape

hi margo,

i have no allergy to the tape so i can't help you there, sorry.

as far as pain goes, i've not experienced any yet. pricking my
finger still hurts more. :-) I use the QuickSet which has the
plastic cannula.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "margo2" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 7:30 AM
Subject: [IP] Allergy to tape

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> I am terribly allergic to non-allergenic tape. One of my main concerns
> going on the pump is the adhesive that is used to hold everything in
> Within 24 hours of having this tape on my skin it blisters and bleeds. Has
> anyone had this problem and, if so, how did you get around the problem? I
> have my appointment to discuss the insulin pump at noon today and would
> to get an idea about this issue.
> The other concern is, of course, PAIN upon insertion of the needle or
> cannula. I would like to hear from everyone that considers this procedure
> relatively minor procedure with minimal pain. I would also like to know
> exactly what you are using and whether you use a steel needle or plastic
> cannula. Thanks in advance.
> Margo
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