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RE: [IP] RE: Infusion site on thigh

Hi Mark,

I used to bodybuild and wore the site on my upper thigh to avoid the
adhesive and cannula marks on my abdomen.  I found that there wasn't
enough fat in my thigh to support the effective absorption of insulin.
It also meant that I was hitting muscle with the cannula.  However, the
set held just fine, even with vigorous exercise (I was using the

Antonio in Los Angeles
Age 37, Type 1 for 10 years
On MiniMed Paradigm 511, upgrading soon to the 512

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Subject: [IP] RE: Infusion site

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Has anybody been using their thigh as an infusion site?  I'm slim, and
exercise regularly.  I'm wondering if my thighs might be a good
alternative to my abdomen.  But I'm concerned what effect leg presses,
cardio, even every day stair climbing might have on the set holding.
Any input?

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