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Re: [IPk] Scar tissue



I think in my case the hypertrophy affected my whole belly equally, a sort
of lipo-distribution. Maybe it was insulin, maybe something else! My fingers
escaped, but perhaps that is because I did around NO tests for about 10
years of my diabetes. So come on people, it's confession time.....Father
O'Sullivan will hear your sins now...?


Tony O'Sullivan
email @ redacted

----- Original Message -----
From: "paulleonard" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2001 10:21 PM
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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