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RE: [IP] Cave Ins



> I have only one of the "cave ins".  It came on all of a sudden in a
> spot that I've never given a shot in.  When I asked me endo about
> it, she guessed that it was probably from shots, but wasn't for
> sure.  She told me not to worry about it and that possibly, it would
> fill back in.  And I have to say that over the last year, it has
> filled in a little but not completely.  The thing I wish would
> happen is if I could get a "cave in" in the spots that I need it :)
> Lea I "You think dogs will not be in heaven?  I tell you, they will
> be there long before any of us." -- Robert Louis Stevenson 
> 
> 
There is a medical term for this and it has to do with (I think) an 
auto immune response to the insulin. Dr. Tamborlane at Yale is doing 
a study on this an looking for volunteers. See his e-mail addy on the 
about page of the web site (Medical Advisory Board for IP).

Michael
> 
> SNIP...After awhile she developed what she called "Cave ins" in
> those areas. They are 3-4" round dents in her arms and legs.She said
> back when she was on pork insulin her Dr. told her to shoot the pork
> insulin into those spots and when she did they eventually popped
> back out.  Since she's been on the pump she has developed two or
> three new "cave ins"  not from pump sites but from where she used to
> give shots.  Is there anything she can do to get rid of them? Is she
> stuck with them or will they eventually go away.....SNIP
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