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Re: [IP] Pump occlusion



Hello Bill - This is Jose, Orlando's pumper. So you is a
member of an Insulin Pump Group in Orange County?
I am an Orange County resident too, but in Florida - which
"Orange" are you talking about - Florida or California?
I developed a new "gaget" that is VERY USEFUL for me,
maybe I could share with all Insulin Pumpers in Orange,
let me know.
Jose
email @ redacted 



----- Original Message ----- 
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2000 02:22
Subject: Re: [IP] Pump occlusion


hi, I'm bill winslow (new to this user group)
my profile / background is listed in members directory.

regarding insulin problem,   our Orange County Pump
User Group "just" had big talk from minimed specialists
regarding CARE of this Humalog Insulin.  This Humalog
is VERY sensative.   (some rules from meeting)
> DON'T put "cold" insulin in your pump
   you will get bubbles, when it gets room temperature
   BEST STABILITY is from keeping NEW bottle at ROOM
   temperature.  NEVER put it back in refrigerator AFTER
   opening current bottle you use.  OR you get unstable
   results.
> Fill new syringe with "room temperature" insulin
> ALWAYS THROW AWAY "ANY" BOTTLE IF IT HAS BEEN
   OPEN 30 DAYS.   VERY UNSTABLE AFTER 30 DAYS.
> DON'T shake bottle

I PERSONALLY JUST LEARNED > not to trust infusion set
100%.  I test 6+ times a day.  1030am I was 446.  felt funny,
BUT I gave myself correct bolus in morning.  I checked again
at 1200pm, 600 reading.    NOW I WAS CONCERNED.
CALLED minimed right away, to see whats up.

INSULIN PUMP WAS NOT GETTING INSULIN IN MY BODY.
It was pumping okay, BUT it was leaking out QR joint.
minimed said this rarely happens BUT sometimes it does.
and sometimes from a small cut / blemish in tubing.
SO ALWAYS CHECK BLOODSUGARS
morn > mid morn > noon > mid aftn > din > bed
to be on top of ANY problems before BIG problem.
YOU SHOULD have "manual" all-in-one insulin syringe
in back pack or >...  for these kind of emergencies.

I MADE THE MISTAKE OF THINKING THIS PUMP AND SUPPLIES
WAS 1000% RELIABLE.  It only let me down ONCE in 11 months.
FEEL tubing after giving yourself a bolus, to check leaks.
note > this was after "just" hooking up a NEW infusion set.
so thats probably the time to make sure its working.

otherwise I LOVE being on pump.  Last A1C was 6.2
I have had diabetes 41 years.   
good luck,  bill

>>>>>>>>>>>>>.
this is from 
On Mon, 10 Jan 2000 23:59:43 -0500 Michael Weiss <email @ redacted>
writes:
> I am the father of a wonderful 11 y.o. boy dx'd with IDDM 9/98 and
> pumping since 4/99. We have found the pump to have a steep learning
> curve well worth the effort.
> Periodically, my son's sugars go up and when we check the tubing 
> there
> is cloudy debris at the junction of the reservoir and the tubing. I 
> have
> sent the tubing to Minimed to analyze. No word yet on their 
> findings.
> Has anyone else experienced this type of problem. Please let me 
> know.
> Thank you all for your courage.
> SHALOM
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