Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
September 24, 2008
Insulin Pumps, Other
Question from Orange, California, USA:
My son's endocrinologist, whom he's seen for less than a year, refused to give us a new prescription for numbing cream. My son uses lidocaine/prilocaine cream (2.5%/2.5%) before inserting his pump infusion set and the sensor for his CGMS. Moreover, the doctor refused to give a reason for his refusal! Do you have any idea what the doctor's motivation might be?
My best guess is to prevent the development of an allergy to the cream. My hospital uses a spray called Pain Ease, which freezes the site to make injections/blood draws painless.
[Editor’s comment: For more information, see Lidocaine and Prilocaine (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream (EMLA).