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RE: [IPk] Scar tissue



I meant one of these two:

LIPOATROPHY
 Loss of fat from sites used to inject insulin.
 
LIPOHYPERTROPHY
 Fatty swelling caused when insulin is repeatedly injected into the same
site.
 
Take your pick. (Acknowledgements to Db Insight Glossary)

Wonder if there's such a thing as a LIPOATROPHIC diet?

Julian

> -----Original Message-----
> From: paulleonard [mailto:email @ redacted]
> Sent: 05 September 2001 22:22
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IPk] Scar tissue
> 
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> I've always hated testing on any finger (haven't we all!), 
> and as a teenager
> decided that just one finger was going to get it, the one 
> that seemed not too
> useful and hurt least!  (And how I hated it during hospital 
> admissions when
> staff insisted on using other fingers to test...) So my left 
> little finger has
> had many thousands of jabs over the last 28 years, and there 
> is a large callus
> there now which is unsightly but I don't think anyone else 
> notices (they've
> far more interesting things to think about!).  I also have 
> some neuropathy and
> think that although my practice is a bit unusual, and I 
> probably wouldn't
> recommend it to a new diabetic, it's probably responsible for 
> the sensation
> that's still left.
> 
> Having been away for a few days, I shan't comment on the 
> antibiotics and other
> scar tissue issues that have been discussed, you've worked 
> most of it out
> already!  Julian and John, I think you mean lipohypertrophy - 
> generally caused
> by too many injections in the same site (usually by someone 
> who prefers not to
> use multiple sites, and easily accomplished if you're on 
> MDI).  I have it too,
> on my MDI preferred site (thighs).  The good news is that on 
> pump therapy,
> using a different part of the body (abdomen), for me at least 
> it's got much
> better and practically disappeared visually, although I'm 
> sure that poor
> absorption if I did use those sites would continue for a long 
> time to come.
> 
> Mary
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