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Re: [IP] Site Infections/Cherry

Hi Kathy!
    I never used to get infections via shots. I have tried both metallic
needles and cannula's. They both have the same rate of infections. as you
know, the difference between shots and the pump, the shots only stay in you
for a quick second, where as the pump needle stays in you a lot longer. The
syringe needle is so small and leaves such a tiny hole that it closes up
right away. (At least that is the only reason why I figure I didn't get
infections from shots.) I am quite sure the pump needles act as an allergen,
and I am also quite sure that being allergic to the tape does not help
matters. Thanks for thinking of me though! :O)
    Keep Smiling!

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kathy Bruckmeyer" <email @ redacted>
To: "Insulin Pumpers" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 12:14 PM
Subject: [IP] Site Infections/Cherry

> Hi Cherry:
> Was thinking about you early this morning...have a question...what used to
> happen when you used to inject needles the regular way?  Did you also get
> site infections?
> If not, then perhaps you need to be using something that gets inserted and
> stays there that is metallic...perhaps anything else is really acting as
> allergin for you...
> Just a thought and letting you know you were on my mind...
> Kathy Bruckmeyer
> email @ redacted
> diab 35 yrs pumping 12/00
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