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Re: [IP] strange occlusion in cannula

Bill Van Antwerp wrote:
> >>From the one time I have seen it, your description sounds like
> >crystalized insulin.
> >
> >Michael
> >
> >On Sun, 4 Jan 1998, Mike Maturen wrote:
> >
> >> I am a Disetronic user.  The last three infusion sets (Tender) have
> >> caused occlusion alarms.  The cartridge and tubing are fine.  When I
> >> remove the cannula from the site, it is clogged with a whitish material.
> >> It appears waxy, but crumbles when handled.
> >>
> >> In 6 years of pumping, I have never seen this.  Neither has the
> >> Disetronic service group.  It has happened on the last three sets.
> >>
> >> Any ideas?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Mike Maturen
> >>
> This is exactly the kind of thing we are very interested in.  I know you
> are using the Disetronics pumps and sets, but if you would be so kind as to
> send us one of the cannulae with the white deposit, we will analyze it at
> no cost and give you a report of what we find.
> Bill Van Antwerp

Ahhhhhh...the lovely sound of competition!!!!      :)

Actually, Bill, I am a former MiniMed user (soon to be again, I hope!).
The only reason I left was because the rep was a loser.  There is a new
rep now who is VERY good.

If it happens again, I will send it to you!