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Re: [IP] 2 questions



This is just my opinions, but they have worked for me. Regarding the site.
What I do is put some hydrocortizon cream on my skin, then wait a few
minutes. Then put tape on the skin, Then the infusion set w/tape. It has
cured my rash/infection on sites. The second question with regards to left
over insulin is that I reuse my cartridges a few times, not the whole
tubing, but just the cartridge. Saves a little money and hasn't caused any
infections in 3 years.

Good Luck


Jimm
Hook Em' Horns---
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From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, October 11, 1999 7:31 AM
Subject: [IP] 2 questions


> Hi everyone--"Gossamer" (the name I gave my pump, thanks to the idea from
> this list!) and I have been pumping insulin for almost a week now, so I
still
> have some dumb questions.  This morning, I checked my site, and there is a
> small, dark red bump just above where the tubing is going into my skin.
My
> blood sugars are not high,and it's not at all sore.  I am bringing some
extra
> infusion sets with me to work in case my blood sugars do go high, but
should
> I just go ahead and change it?  Has anyone experienced this?  I had a red
> mark last week, sore and not as dark, with some highs, and went ahead and
> changed then, but not sure what to do now.
>
> Also, I'll need to go ahead and change tomorrow morning (that will have
been
> 3 days), and I think I will have some insulin left in the cartridge.  I'm
> assuming this extra insulin will get thrown out with the cartridge--is
there
> any way to conserve it?  After you've been pumping a while, do you figure
out
> how much insulin you need to have in the cartridge so it doesn't go to
waste,
> or do you just not worry about it?  Help!
>
> Kristin
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