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Re: [IP] A pain in the butt....
I had a problem with discomfort with the soft set so I changed to the
silouhette and it has really been a big improvement! You should keep bugging
them and try it!
From: Crystal Carrier <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Tuesday, December 16, 1997 9:02 PM
Subject: [IP] A pain in the butt....
>I am having some problems here (sorry, Lee and Buzz...I know you have heard
>this before) I use the QR softset with the MM pump and humalog. I have had
>problems off and on with the sets and over the last month or so it has
>gotten worse. Lee thought it might help to use the softserter and he kindly
>sent me one (thanks!) I used it for the first time about 10 days ago. The
>first three days went pretty well and I thought the problem was solved. Now
>in the past 6 days I have had to change the set 6 times for unexplained
>high BGs. (I am getting pretty good with the softserter 8-) When I take
>the cannula out, it is often slightly bent and my family has confirmed that
>the tip of the cannula is slightly crimped (I can't see it too well) Out of
>frustration, I called MM last night and the tech suggested that it is
>either too much scar tissue in my abd or that the tip is hitting the muscle
>lining and slightly obstructing the flow. She suggested I next try
>inserting the set in my buttocks.....that is where I just put it with the
>help of the softserter (couldn't imagine doing this without it) I am
>finding this to be uncomfortable, but don't know what else to do! About now
>I would be ready to go back to MI, except the control overall was much
>worse. Two hrs after dinner I was at 293, changed the set and site, one hr
>later at 265 after a 4 unit bolus.
>Does this buttock idea sound like a good option, or should I keep trying to
>fight to get some different kind of infusion set?? MM is supposed to be
>sending me the silouhette, but they were supposed to a month ago and
>didn't. If I go for the different set idea, I would like to know before I
>start fighting for one which one works for me.
>Anyone else have this problem? Open for suggestions here!
>Thanks for listening! I just really want this to keep working!
>email @ redacted