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Re: [IP] Advise requested



> We are on our third site for the pump.  First failed suddenly, I
> think from Gabe pulling the tape on and off.  This time, we taped it
> but with a hole in the tape around the site so that he doesn't tape
> over it.
> 
> This time Gabe felt that he had tugged a little too much and kept
> telling me. 
>  I checked and there was indeed blood in the cannula.
> 
> How often does this happen and any idea why?
> 
> We changed the site without problem; took us about 20 minutes, but
> we are liking the pump an awful lot...b.g. very stable.
> 
> Hope I can do the sites and trust them for a few days at a time.
> 
> Please advise about blood in the cannula and your experiences.
> 

Site problems seem to be much more common for newbie pumpers, 
probably because of technique and nervousness. Blood in the cannula 
happens once in a while and usually indicates you've nicked a 
capillary during insertion. Not a big deal, but can be annoying if it 
corrupts the site.
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