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  1. Michael Hoskins
    Michael Hoskins August 18, 2010 at 6:15 am | | Reply

    Thanks for posting this, Amy… You actually beat me to the punch! I’m planning on a post on this and a related issue early next week myself. As someone who pumped for nine years but too often slacked in changing/rotating sites adequately, I grew increasingly frustrated by the lack of real estate for my pump sets. This prompted me to take a hiatus earlier in the year and switch over to MDI, which has been a great change. Though, I am really looking forward to re-connecting soon. But this awareness week, while pretty common-sense stuff, is important and overlooked. I’d strongly advocate either newbies (is the diabetes version dewbies?) or longtimers to refresh on the basics. I know I am! Thanks again, Amy, and to Roche for doing this.

  2. kt
    kt August 18, 2010 at 6:42 am | | Reply

    Without being paid to say it, I will still tell you that switching to the omnipod was the single best thing I did for site management. Because of the automatic pod expiration (a feature I admittedly hated to begin with) there is no “stretching another day” out of sites that seem to be working well enough. I paid for that laziness with previous pumps, because even mildly infected sites add up when you have to wear the thing all of the time. Without the red bumps by silhouettes frequently left behind, I am able to return to use the site again faster.

    Now obviously, if site-change-motivation is not a problem for you, then the omnipod would not have this same benefit for you.

  3. Cary
    Cary August 18, 2010 at 7:38 am | | Reply

    @kt

    Totally agree with “stretching another day” out of sites that continue to work. I’m a big fan of auto-expiration of pods — as annoying as it is to get used to.

  4. Jacquie
    Jacquie August 18, 2010 at 9:15 am | | Reply

    I am the worst at rotating sites. And now, I will be aware of this fact for the rest of the week.

  5. Scott K. Johnson
    Scott K. Johnson August 27, 2010 at 4:58 pm | | Reply

    I haven’t looked TOO much into the infusion site management stuff yet, so I’ll reserve judgment until later.

    I thought the “Pre-Site Injection Locator” idea was pretty fantastic though!

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