Type 1 pump user and Contact sports

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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 2/13/2007 9:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
I was just put on the pump a few days ago and I had a few questions for any of the pumpers who play contact sports.  I know I can disconnect if I choose to, the pump itself I can manage but any suggestions for protecting the infusion site? This particular site has been tender, the last one wasn't so bad.  If it gets hit other then the discomfort can it do damage to me?   I realise if it damages the infusion set there's a problem but strictly in terms of damage to me?

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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 234
   Posted 2/13/2007 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I have only been on the pump for a month and I don't play contact sports. I did have a few infusion sites that were sore when I started. I found that the ones that got sore were in spots where they were constantly irritated by my clothing. I don't feel my infusion site at all if I don't have it where it is being irritated. Could it be your clothing? Another thing you might want to do is get samples of different infusion sets to try. Perhaps there is something about that infusion set that irritates you. My infusion set doesn't stick up much. It looks like I have a very flat button on my skin. It really wouldn't be easy to do something to hurt my infusion site. I have had it ripped out by the tubing when I was helping my daughter into a wheelchair. It didn't hurt at all. I didn't even know it was out until I saw it. Is the site red or swollen at all? If it is you could have an infection in the site. They really aren't common but you would want to move it and treat the infection if it is.
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