The VA just issued me a Medtronic Minimed 520 on Monday April 26. However, they won't let me use it until I attend a 'pump start' class and that hasn't been scheduled yet. In the mean time, I'm studying books and practicing pushing buttons. There is a question not covered in the books and I'm hoping someone here can help: I'm a rather hairy individual. Will it be necessary to shave the areas where I apply the catheters the way they do for EKG electrodes?
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