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Re: [IPk] pump bumps



Hiya SallyAnne,

I have been using an H-tron for nearly 2 years now, and still get the
occassional lump - I have to change my infusion site every 2 days too -
although I know people who seem to get away with much longer...
I use savlon woundwash to clean my skin before inserting the canula - it
fits into the case very neatly, and lasts forever! and have had toswitch to
Tegaderm from Opsite as I seem to be allergic to it (Tegaderm seems much
better as it doesn't leave as much mucky residue either!)
I wouldn't recommend changing insulin without discussing it with your
consultant first - have you tried talking to Rita at Disetronic? She might
be able to suggest something you haven't tried yet...
The number for the office is 02476 531338 (although I think Estelle is away
at the moment, and I doubt anyone will be there before Monday!)
If you are having problems with swinging blood sugars, it might be worth
having a chat with them anyway...

Good Luck,

Kate
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Baldwin" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2001 5:43 PM
Subject: [IPk] pump bumps


> Hi,
>
> I've been using a Disotronic pump for 7 months, and am really pleased with
> the flexibility it allows me. I don't seem to be able to achieve stable
> blood sugars though- can range from LO to 18/20s. Could this be the pump
> bumps I've heard about?  I've tried different infusion sets, needle
lengths
> and - obviously -sites, but get hard (often sore) lumps almost every time.
I
> change sites every 2 days now - anybody else experienced this  and  is it
> normal part of pump therapy?
>
> tia,  SallyAnne
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