From America On-Line:
I have a really great coworker who uses the MiniMed pump successfully. She really likes it except that she tells me the injections really hurt her. Is there a prescription or over the counter numbing agent that could help her through this difficult time? I have seen some topicals used in Emergency Rooms prior to IV or Heplock insertions that help patients receive the needle easier.
Various methods that help with routine needlesticks should also work with needle insertions:
- Skin-freezing sprays of ethyl chloride
- Ice cubes applied to the skin
- Emlar cream (should be applied 1/2 hour before; very expensive)
Also, if she hasn't tried the Tender 2 infusion sets from Disetronic, she should.
Finally, she could call both pump manufacturers, and ask them for advice.
Original posting 28 Oct 96
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:52
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