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Offline Liam

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« on: 30 April 2017, 06:56:31 PM »
So a couple weeks ago I had an itchy cannula in my stomach. When I changed it I noticed it was red (no bruise) and had a hard lump. Have had things like that before but this time it lasted for weeks and is still only just visible.

So I get to thinking while I have a lot of tummy for sites, I've only really been using it for ages. So I try my bum for a couple of weeks but it has limited sites. So for the first time ever I use my thigh (I'm pretty sure I've not tried it before) Well it goes well and seems to work as fast as tummy / bum. I had thought it might be slower but I couldn't notice it being so.
DX Type I 1994.    Novorapid Animas Vibe pump
HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
Ramipril: 10mg Quetiapine: 550mg Metformin: 2000mg

Offline Pattidevans

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« Reply #1 on: 30 April 2017, 07:30:56 PM »
Interesting Liam - have been thinking about using thighs, but wondered if the tubing would be a nuisance there when pulling trousers up/down.
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« Reply #2 on: 01 May 2017, 12:47:00 AM »
Depends where you route it Patti!  LOL  If you leave it inside or outside your drawers, you can get tied in knots when you disrobe for bed anyway on your thighs.  Well - I do anyway!  LOL
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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« Reply #3 on: 01 May 2017, 09:40:23 AM »
It takes a bit more time. Oh course as a guy not as often as it would be for you ladies.
DX Type I 1994.    Novorapid Animas Vibe pump
HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
Ramipril: 10mg Quetiapine: 550mg Metformin: 2000mg

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« Reply #4 on: 01 May 2017, 01:55:14 PM »
LOL!
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« Reply #5 on: 01 May 2017, 04:10:46 PM »
To answer your question a bit. I was threading the tubing into my pants as the sites are mostly under the leg of the pants. Again for ladies this might be different depending on underwear style.
DX Type I 1994.    Novorapid Animas Vibe pump
HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
Ramipril: 10mg Quetiapine: 550mg Metformin: 2000mg

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« Reply #6 on: 01 May 2017, 05:39:07 PM »
I generally wear my cgm on my thigh when i have a sensor in, i know theres no tubing for that but you do have to be careful going past it with clothes etc. I find that even when i've not got one on i'm very naturally careful now when pulling clothes up!
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« Reply #7 on: 01 May 2017, 06:37:27 PM »
I know what you mean Lucy. You do have to be careful when pulling clothes over cannulas which I'm sure is much like a cgm senor.
DX Type I 1994.    Novorapid Animas Vibe pump
HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
Ramipril: 10mg Quetiapine: 550mg Metformin: 2000mg

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« Reply #8 on: 01 May 2017, 07:13:00 PM »
Well yeah - us ladies have to be careful when using tums bums or thighs for pump cannulas so it makes no difference really - except when I'm dying to go to the loo I have to force myself to be a bit careful - so best to not wait until that point whenever possible!
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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« Reply #9 on: 01 May 2017, 08:28:51 PM »
Nearly put one on my thigh this morning, but was a coward and put it on my hip instead.  Still have to be careful with it there.
Patti


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« Reply #10 on: 02 May 2017, 12:40:28 PM »
I've tried thigs a couple of times, but it's often quite stabby going in for me and occasionally very sore in use, so I've stopped using it and gone back to sides/back again.
Mike

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« Reply #11 on: 02 May 2017, 05:20:00 PM »
Mike, can you manage your back on your own with no help?
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« Reply #12 on: 02 May 2017, 05:33:35 PM »
Mike, can you manage your back on your own with no help?

Yes, both with Quicksets, Mios and the Silhouettes I've used for most of my time on pump. I've not used Mios much, but used the same sites when I tried out all the set types.

The Silhouette inserter looks a little unwieldy, but it's easy enough to push the button on the end, then reach around, hold the set and begin to unpeel the sticky patches. The only trouble I have is when I mistakenly insert rather too close together (because I can't see), don't check sufficiently, and end up with new sticky on top of old sticky.

Then I just have to get someone to help unpeel, lift the old set adhesive and stick the new one down again.

Actually it's only the last 2 of my sites in each row that need much twisting around at all. And I've a mirror on the wall to help me see what I'm doing :)
Mike

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Blogging at: www.everydayupsanddowns.co.uk

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« Reply #13 on: 02 May 2017, 10:26:55 PM »
I've never tried but I'm sure I could insert into my back too. Not much different from bum but a bit higher, I can reach s should be able too. I've only used the inset IIs that my clinic suggested but the way they are set up it is easy to make sure the site isn't too close. You can just push the edge of the disposable inserter up to the old cannulas edge and it is about 2 inches apart. I normally have them a bit more apart than that but would be something if doing it into a place you can't see.
DX Type I 1994.    Novorapid Animas Vibe pump
HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
Ramipril: 10mg Quetiapine: 550mg Metformin: 2000mg

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« Reply #14 on: 03 May 2017, 09:19:02 AM »
With the flexlink It's not inserting the cannula in my back that I find difficult.  It's firstly removing the plastic clip, then withdrawing the needle and attaching/detaching the tubing each time I shower.  Hate having to rely on Julian who is normally elsewhere doing something when I get into or out of the shower.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


© 2015 Patti Evans