I looked at about a dozen different models, and they all have the same tubing... and it's the pads used to anchor the tubing so it doesn't pull out of the skin that are adhesive. Anything that sticks to me that way can cause problems. I'm even allergic to that hypoallergenic tape they use at the lab! That stuff is rather like a mosquito bite, it raises a welt that itches like crazy for a while... The reaction occurs when any of it is removed and adhesive is re-exposed to the air. The longer it's on my skin, the worse the reaction...
The only thing that hasn't done that so far is the clear plastic stuff they use for IVs... it's just red for a day or so but doesn't usually itch or anything...
It's where it connects--where the catheter is inside the skin and has to be anchored--that is the big issue. That, and getting my insurance to lay out the $7K for the pump! They are STINGY when it comes to some things, and I apparently don't meet the right criteria! LOL
Maybe some day there will be a different and better way of doing it. For now, I'll stick with the syringes. I may feel like a pincushion some days, and have bruises now and then, but those go away in a day or two. They don't fester and leave permanent marks!
I'm sure glad I'm the only one I know with this problem--there are a lot of folks out there doing so well with the pumps! I think you're all very lucky!
Edited by: I.M.MAGIC at: 5/22/2011 (21:19)
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