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Re: [IP] Sleeping with pump
I use long infusion sets, also - 110 cm. (43 inches).
For the first year on the pump, I kept my pump under my pillow. When I toss
and turn, though, it is generally not in a "full circle", so the tubing did
not really wrap around me, but it often got in my way.
I've given up on the pillow thing. I just lay my pump beside me, seems to
work just fine. There are no issues for me with bed clothing like T-shirts,
pajamas, etc. since - ahem, there are none ;-) Sometimes it's a little
tricky to find my pump when I wake - "now if I follow this end of the
tubing, eventually I'll find the pump on the other end. Woah! - how did it
end up there?" <vbg>
I occasionally wake up sleeping directly on the pump, with the tubing
"stuck" to me. In real hot weather, I've wondered if this keeps the insulin
a bit too warm (I use Velosulin), but I haven't taken the time to figure
this out. I suspect it's not the best environment for my insulin, but it's
usually easy to deal with.
It took me awhile to get real comfortable with my pump during sleep.
>Just had a quick question and need some answers. I have a minimed 507 and I
>use the 42 inch QR infusion set. Heres the problem...I'm one of those people
>who tosses and turns ALL night long. I've had my pump since April and still
>have had a problem getting comfortable at night trying to sleep. I tried
>putting it under my pillow and woke up with it around my neck. I've tried
>wearing t-shirts with pockets, too uncomfortable to sleep on stomach. Just
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