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Where Is An Insulin Pump Placed On The Body
Insulin pump: It is worn on the outside of your body. Patients can clip it on a belt, put it in their pocket, put it in their bra, and there are even underwear or clothes with pump pockets built in. It is attached to an infusion set on your ABD skin by tubing. Go check out one of the pump websites. One of the best pumps is still the Medtronic pump. Check out this website: www.medtronicdiabetes.com/compare ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insulin pumps is a convenient way to give insulin. The Insulin is in a reservoir and gets pumped through a needle into the skin nearby. You can program it to give a variable basal rate, and you tell it how much Insulin to give with meals. However, the pump does not measure glucose. You still need to do this. The Insulin pump is good for type 1 diabetics who are motivated to ...Read more
2 parts: A pacemaker consists of two parts: wires or "leads" and a pulse generator (computer and battery). The leads are threaded into the heart's chambers through veins. They're inside the heart. The pulse generator is embedded under skin south of the shoulder - either left or right side of the upper chest. ...Read more
What will an automated external defibrillator do if the pads where placed on either side of the brain?
AED: In theory nothing should happen given the programming of the device. On the other hand i don't think anyone has actually tried this..... ...Read more
Does the body allocate your protein intake to the places where it's needed or is it distributed evenly?
Where it is needed: Where it is needed most of the time if you are healthy and have normal kidney functions. ...Read more
What is the name of the medical device that is implanted into a person back that delivers pain medication?
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What could an automated external defibrillator do if the pads where placed on either side of the brain?
AED: Don't think about doing electroshock therapy for a depressed friend this way. The AED is designed to pick up ecg signals across the chest and probably wouldn't pick much up placed across the skull. Without adequate signal it wouldn't recommend shock but might recommend repositioning the electrodes while keeping up external compressions. It isn't designed for doing anything wih electrodes on head ...Read more
Daughter is type 1 diabetic currently using insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor. Developed a bumpy rash at the site where adhesive is stuck. ?
Site Problems!: My 16 year old also has Type One diabetes and is using those two devices for management. This could be a contact rash to one of the adhesive, possibly. Try alternating sites and possibly adding in a layer of a different adhesive, Skin Tac, for example. If the area feels HOT or TENDER to touch, then it could be an infection needing antibiotics! ...Read more
Diabetes: Does a person hold the needle of a Humalog (insulin lispro) Kwik Pen in place in the stomach for a count of 6 to make sure insulin is in the body, or not?
Best: It is best to hold needle in place for a good 5 seconds to insure complete injection of dose into the subcutaneous tissue. ASk your doctor to set you up an appointment with a diabetes educator who would be happy to go over injections in person with you. Another option is to call Lilly, the make of HUmalog (insulin lispro) and they can provide support for you as well. ...Read more
Why does injecting insulin into the same location cause a hard “bump” to form in that area? Is this reaction the reason ports aren’t used?
Insulin bumps: AlyxF ~ the bump is body reaction to a foreign material being injected into same place. Fibrous tissue cause bump and less absorption, so rotate injection site to prevent. Ports are used for continuous infusion pumps and are directly into the vein. Not used for IM or SC shots thanks ...Read more
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Kidneys don't move: The kidneys don't really move if you gain weight. However, they may seem deeper in the abdomen or flanks as more and more fatty tissue is layered on to the body. Also, there is a layer of natural or peri-renal fat that may enlarge as more and more weight is gained. ...Read more
What is the name of the glucose testing machine that can measure the sugar without pricking the finger?
Many: I think you are talking about alternative site testing. You still have to "prick" something, just not the finger. Some of these sites are: forearm, palm, upper arms, thighs...Most meters now offer alternative site testing:some examples: freestyle, precisionxtra, breeze2, contour, one touch ultra/smart/mini, accucheck aviva/compact plus, true track smart/sidekick. ...Read more
If the posterior pituitary only stores the ADH (vasopressin) the hypothalamus makes, how come ADH (vasopressin) doesn't go into the bloodstream when the hypothalamus is in tact?
Released by need: I'm not sure I understand what you mean. ADH (vasopressin) in fact, is secreted or released into the bloodstream from the post. pituitary. It is released according to demand and not before. So if you're asking why doesn't it "pour" out into the bloodstream then, that's the reason. There is a gating effect whereby NEED of the body (having to do mainly with sodium concentrations) signals the gate to open&close ...Read more
What is used to pad the nerve during microvascular decompression? Does the body ever reject the material?
Teflon: Generally for a microvascular decompression an inert substance like a sterile teflon pledget is used to pad the nerve. This helps to shield the nerve from the movements of the artery. These material for the most part are inert and are not rejected by the body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In regards to HIV having access to the bloodstream, isn't the skin on the palm of the hands different from the other skin on the body? Isn't it thin?
HIV: Skin on the palms of the hands is no more susceptible to acquisition of HIV infection than any other area. Hiv is simply not transmitted in this fashion, and it is not very easy to get. You need either unprotected sex with an hiv+ person with a high viral load, sharing of needles or blood or body parts. You may find this website helpful www.Onhealth.Com/human_immunodeficiency_virus_hiv_aids/article.Htm. ...Read more
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