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Re: [IPk] more questions
The scandinavians use the silhouette/ tender as little fat is needed for
placing the set and also the disconnect is discreet .
They insert the catheter quite low down so that all is concealed by the
bikini bottoms .
Another Scandinavian idea during summer months when they all go to the sea
is to only wear the pump at night and to use injections during the day .
This can work well and still gives you the benefit of pumping insulin whilst
you sleep with the reduced hypo risk .
From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: 11 May 1999 09:48
Subject: Re: [IPk] more questions
>> What the heck do you do with a bikini? Maybe I should re-word that! What
>> you do with the pump when wearing a bikini. Any ideas lads?!! <g>
>Well personally I won't be wearing a bikini till I've lost a lot more
>weight, but anyway....
>> Most of the bikini bottoms are so low i.e not covering the belly button
>> it would be painful to put an infusion set in below the waistline.
>Can you not use the bit right at the bottom of your stomach (if you
>see what I mean)? Or do you think the bikini would rub on it?
>I would just use the part above the waistline or the hip. Of course, it
>show, but not much, especially with the Tender. When you're not
>actually swimming I imagine you'd be wearing something over it so
>there'sd be somewhere to put the actual pump (I'd just shove it in the
>bikini top or bottoms at the side) or put it in the pocket od shorts
>> The German DSN who trained me said that she met a couple of women who put
>> the sets in the side of their breasts! You were waning to experiment with
>> sites Di, try there! I guess it makes sense. There’s fatty tissue, but I
>> would have thought it would be just a little sensitive!!
>Eek. No thanks! I definitely wouldn't put a Sofset there! And on y a
>Tender if I was really desperate!
>Plus I don't really want any scar tissue there!
>> Another thing. Di, when you latin dance is it quite close contact with
>yes, extremely. (and for ballroom your hips are completely together
>The only problemI've had so far was when I had a Tender in the top
>part of my stomach and there was a little loose tubing, and as I spun
>and went into a drop (leaning back with my head to the floor balanced on
>my partner was supporting all my weight with one hand round the waist,
>and he got his hand caught in the tubing and accidentally yanked at
>it. Ow! The set got a bit dislodged and the tape came a bit unstuck
>but it didn't come out. I had to change it later though.
>But otherwise, I haven't found it a problem so far, even though I am
>often right up against my partner where the site is, or his hand is
>right on top of it. Sometimes I need some extra tape as the sweat make
>sit some a it unstuck, but it hasn't hurt since I started using Skin
>Prep on the site before I insert it. A couple of times it's got a bit
>itchy after the gym but that's been when the site has needed changing
>maybe you could put some extra tape to hold it all down when you go
>clubbing? A big piece right over the top of everything (as long as
>you can get it off without pulling the set out afterwards).
>> The reason why I wear the tender is so I can easily take the pump off and
>> for clubbing nights. Does anyone else get this problem? I think the sweat
>> must have something to do with it because sometimes after the gym my site
>> gets itchy.
>Do you take it off when you go clubbing then?
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