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[IP] Strange Infusion Site Problem
Over the last 15 years or so I have sometimes had a
small amount of blood back-up into the cannula and
barely appear in the set just outside of my skin.
Over the last 12 hours I have had the same thing - but
WORSE - happen not once, but TWICE on two different
Last night around our late dinner time my BG kept
creeping up. I finally decided to take a look at the
site & saw blood in the tubing about an inch or so
beyond the actual set. This was just AFTER a bolus.
I yanked it & put in a new set in a completely
different place. Took 10 units via syringe to try to
get my BG back down from 350 & primed the new site.
Went to bed with strict instructions for Robert to
keep an eye on me in case I went low.
Awoke to BG of 250. Strange I thought to myself. Had
a cup of coffee, retested & was shocked at the number
of 300. Looked at the new site & viola blood was
creeping UP the tubing nearly 6 inches beyond the set.
Yanked it. Took another 10 units via syringe. Found
yet ANOTHER place to put in a set. So far so good &
my BG is back to under 150.
What causes this? First set was on my "love handle."
Second was on my stomach where I USUALLY put it.
Have been having more pain that usual upon insertion
in my tummy, but don't know if that could be related
-gail in denver
Dx'd T1 02/14/72 @ age 11, pumping since 1985-ish.
More puzzled today than usual.
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