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Re: [IPk] Hello



Hi again Jackie

Yes, you have arrived and this site is the one for adults who may be insulin 
using diabetics or parents.  I have not had blisters but just a ring so I 
can't offer advice but I am sure someone else can help.

June


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2008 12:19 AM
Subject: [IPk] Hello


> Hello June and everyone, This looks like a great site - just the sort of
> support I've been looking for, so thanks June for recommending it!  I
> have to admit I am not as web-literate as I should be, and I am feeling
> my way with the browser version, having got my e-mail swamped with
> messages initially!  I haven't a clue about my e-mail server so I hope
> this message finds its way! I THINK I have also joined the Parents of
> Pumpers section, so I will also try and access that discussion group too
> if I can! I was hoping someone on here might be able to advise me - my 7
> year old son has been using his insulin pump (Medtronic paradigm) for
> about 5 weeks, he uses a quick-set infusion set sited on his bottom (only
> viable place as he hasn't got a scrap of fat anywhere).  Each time we
> change the set he has a ring of swollen skin corresponding to the inner
> ring of the plastic disc that the cannula passes through (it isn't the
> actual puncture site that is swollen).  We haven't been too concerned
> until the other day when it was actually a ring of blisters (fluid
> filled).  We did get it looked at to check it wasn't infected, and it
> doesn't seem to be an allergic reaction, but our PDSN with experience of
> pumps is currently on holiday so we are mystified.  Has anyone else
> experienced this?  We are wondering if it could be pressure when he is
> lying in bed at night (it is not positioned low enough for him to be
> sitting on it during the day).  Any ideas would be much appreciated!
> Thanks, Jackie.
> .
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