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Re: [IPk] Infusion sets sites

I've been pumping just over 3 years now, and I've never used a safety loop,
put the pump on the same side as the infusion set only ever had the odd one
pulled out few and far between..  Mind you it's amazing how long they can
stretch though...

In work I had a very large heavy staffordshire bull terrier swing off the
tubing, he had jumped up and caught his back paw in my tubging dragging it to
the ground, so I'm there steadying the staffie with one hand while trying to
untangle my tubing off his back paw...  Amazingly not only did my pump remain
clipped to my waistband of my jeans, but the infusion set stayed put as well
even disloged..  However the tubing which had started out 60cm long was
stretched to almost double it's length LOL

Oh, puppies and pumps don't always go hand in hand, more so when they are
something like my Ellie my German Shepherd!  I adopted her when she was 5
old, a hyper active bouncing bomb who on arrival was constantly jumping up at
me, knocking food bowls out of my hands and spent more time with her paws on
kitchen work tops searching out food...  Got a dap hand at catching a flying
pump being knocked off and puppy teeth can cut through tubing like a knife


From: Nanette Freedman <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted
Sent: Friday, 10 June, 2011 12:30:22
Subject: Re: [IPk] Infusion sets sites

Hi Melissa,
Nice to know I'm not the only one! But am I correct in remembering
that you do use a CGM? how does your skin fare with the adhesive for
that? when I did a brief test of a CGM admittedly many years ago, the
skin reactions from the adhesive were horrendous - enough to make me
wary of considering a trial now, even if I were to find a way to fund

On 10 June 2011 14:22, Melissa Ford <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Hi Nanette
> I've never used a safety loop myself - I seem to get erythema from
> tapes and IV 3000 or Tegaderm in a way that I don't get it from set
> adhesives
> I follow the same principle that you do wrt tubing vs set insertion
> Melissa
> On Fri, Jun 10, 2011 at 12:15 PM, Nanette Freedman
> <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> Hi Melissa and others,
>> In case anyone else like me has difficulty with a safety loop, it
>> really is quite possible to manage without.
>> When I first started pumping almost 13 years ago, I used a safety loop
>> as I was told, but suffered such nasty reactions from the adhesive
>> tape (tried Micropore and assorted other supposedly non-allergenic
>> tapes) with itching followed quickly by blistering, that I decided to
>> disregard advice and do without the safety loop. I think in 12+ years
>> without a safety loop, the infusion set has twice been pulled out
>> accidentally when the line was inadvertantly pulled - not a major
>> issue, though inconvenient when it does happen, of course at the worst
>> possible moment!
>> In general, you can decide how to organize the first part of the
>> tubing in relation to the infusion set, and then have the rest go
>> towards where it is most convenient for you to keep the pump itself.
>> Nanette
> .
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