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RE: [IP] Re: want advice re: infusion sets in arms and legs



I'm fairly lean, and vertical on back of upper arms/front of thighs are as
good as horizontal abdomen sites for me.   I use OmniPod which auto-inserts at
60 degrees to a depth of about 6.5 mm.

Melody

> Subject: [IP] Re: want advice re: infusion sets in arms and legs
> From: email @ redacted
> Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2014 17:40:49 -0800
> To: email @ redacted
>
>  Since I'm running out of good sites for pumping, I'm thinking of trying my
arms
> and legs. So far I've only used these areas for my CGM, never my pump
infusion
> sites. So for those of you who do put your infusion sets there, please tell
me
> what parts of your arms and legs you use (front, sides, back) and if you use
90
> degree sets such as Minimed Quicksets or shallowly angled sets such as
> Silhouettes. If you use the latter, do you orient them vertically or
> horizontally (north/south or east/west)? Finally, if you have them on your
outer
> thigh or arm do you sleep on your sides and if so, is this a problem,
especially
> if you're fairly lean or muscular?
>
>   I use Silhouettes now on my stomach or back, but when I used to use
Quicksets
> I couldn't wear them on my hips or butt because when I'd lie on them they'd
push
> into muscle and have no delivery. So I'm afraid to try Quicksets on my arms
or
> legs unless it's the front, but the fronts aren't flabby enough so I'm
afraid
> the Quicksets would hurt. Somehow the idea of Silhouettes on my arms and
legs
> doesn't sound that pleasant either even though I do use the big long
Minimed
> sensors (not the Enlites) there and it's okay. I have someone who can insert
on
> my arms for me, so that's not an issue. Anyway, I'd value any input. Thanks.
Pam
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