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Re: [IPk] strange sites


We have a patient who really favours using his arm regularly - I only found
out when he asked for the arm strap!  I must say it may seem unusual, but it
depends where yoiu wear yoiur pump as to how inconvenient it would be.  Not
everyones first choice, I agree.


Ps - have you tried the tops of your legs at all, just out of curiosity?

-----Original Message-----
From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
To: IP- UK <email @ redacted>
Date: 01 June 1999 10:54
Subject: [IPk] strange sites

>Ok, I told you I like experimenting. Last night I decided to put a
>Sofset in my arm for a change. All appears to be well so far....
>The only problem I've had was connecting and disconnecting with one
>hand. Luckily my teeth act as a very good second hand! Removing the
>Sofserter from my arm whilst trying to hold the set in place was a bit
>of a challenge too but somehow I managed that.
>My biggest fear was erratic absorption but so far that seems to be OK.
>What I did forget was that I am dancing tonight so there's lots of
>potential for my partner's hand to either be holding my arm right at
>the site, or to pull the tubing, but it I tape the tubing down I guess
>it should be OK.
>I can't see any specific advantage to using the arm (and a lot more
>inconvenience) but it's nice to know there are other possible sites
>that work! Though I do draw the line at Eleanor's earlier suggestion!
>Insulin Pumpers website http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/
>for mail subscription assistance, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org

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