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Re: [IPk] sites and insertion



Hello Di (again)

Should have read your second message before replying...

Just for the record, pregnant women have no problems inserting infusion sets
into the abdomen.  I have never put one anywhere else...

I find that the area just inside the hip bone is the most comfortable - as
the pregnancy develops, this area increases dramatically, and there is no
danger of the canula reaching the baby (I am not skinny, and would not
presume to speak for all pump users who are/have been pregnant...)
I had my pump attached while I gave birth by ceasarean section - just put
the canula further round so it didn't get in the way.  The only draw back,
as mentioned previously, is the absorption through scar tissue and in
particular stretch marks.  Ideal if you like doing jigsaws!!

Kate
----- Original Message -----
From: "Diana Maynard" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 7:16 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] sites and insertion


> On Wed, 31 Jan 2001, you wrote:
> >
> >Now he went back to Uni and had a go, the needle type one, he could
> >not tolerate in his belly, the soft curved type he kept in all night
> >and generally tolerated much better, but his ideal solution would be
> >never having to stick anything into his abdomen, does anybody have
> >experience of site selection other than abdomen, or needles for wimpy,
> >skinny people :-) I can say that because he will not read this.
>
> Hi Fiona
> Needles for wimpy skinny people - try the Silhouette as you can insert it
> at a very shallow angle, or the shorter length Rapids (don't know which
> ones he's tried).
> Keep away from Sofsets if you are skinny!
> Other sites - hips are good - i like just above, some like just below.
> Anywhere you inject is fine - buttocks can be good (go for the an area
high
> upso you're not sittimg on the set though!), also thighs. You may have
> absorption problems there - I do but some find it ok. I tried upper arms
> but got no absorption there.
> Pregnant women pumping don't tend to use stomach at all and get by, but
I'd
> persevere with the stomach and short needles.
> Di
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