Quote from krm6a
I am a type I diabetic and I have been on an insulin pump for about a year. I will be starting clinicals this fall. I would like to know if anyone is taking any extra precautions to prevent their infusion site from being exposed to germies?
I asked my endo about extra precautions, especially with open "poke" holes on my fingers, and he just reminded me to use universal precautions, and I will be fine. If something is particularly bloody or "juicy" (so to speak!), I may want to double-glove, but that was about it. I plan on carrying an extra tube of glucose in my pocket at all times. I'm also going to start wearing a MedicAlert bracelet (I know, I know - I should be wearing one now anyway, and I do when I go out), even though I have made it known, against some advice, to my school that I am diabetic. I've got no reason to hide it, and by law they can't discriminate against me.
I've been on the pump about a year and a half, and I think I'll be VERY thankful for it in September, what with the wacky schedules, and not being able to eat on a set schedule like I had to do when I was on MDI.