[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]   Help@Insulin-Pumpers.org
  [Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]   for subscribe/unsubscribe assistance
 
 

[IP] Re: Bleeding when I insert sensors



Signe,

Sad to say that the sensor I'm wearing now, which bled but is still
working, is inserting in my upper buttock.  I've tried my stomach, meaty
part of my hips, and various regions of my backside.  I don't take blood
thinners so I'm really not sure why my body rebels against the sensors.
Most times they work despite the bleeding but I've had them bleed so bad
they fill the clear plastic on top and give me a continuous flat line
reading.  I appreciate the input though!

Yessi

Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:42:36 -0500
> From: Signe Myhren <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] for Yessi Pal
>
> Yessi,
>
>  Some who responded mistakenly thought you were speaking about bleeding
> when
> inserting infusion sets. You were complaining that you bleed when inserting
> Medtronic Enlite sensors. I used to wear Enlites, and I inserted them into
> the
> upper buttock area, where they performed beautifully. I was able to do that
> myself, because I have very flexible limbs. Perhaps someone could help you
> with
> that insertion - assuming you are bleeding when inserting into the
> abdomen. Are
> you taking any blood thinners? I had only an occasional bleed with
> Enlites, and
> that blood never affected the sensor's accuracy. Good luck!
>
> Signe
>
> Sent from my iPad
> .
.
----------------------------------------------------------
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe/change list versions,
contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
Follow us at https://www.twitter.com/insulinpumpers
Make a long URL short at http://type1.org
Donate with every purchase http://smile.amazon.com/
(select your charity = Insulin Pumpers)