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[IP] Crimping in Canula
Any thoughts on how or why this happens? I have been pumping for one month
with good success - using the Animas pump and "comfort" infusion set (same
as Tender and Silhouette). I have been chaning my site every 3 days (except
for once when I unexpectedly caught it with my thumb and half pulled it
out). I changed my site on Sunday - planned to change it again on
Wednesday. Sunday sugars fine - Monday fine until evening - then 190 at 7
pm - then 180 at 9:30 pm - then 233 at 12:30 am, figured it must be a bad
site so took Humalog injection by syringe at 12:30 am(too tired to change
site during the night). Then at 3:30 reading was 156 - took another 1 unit
by injection; woke up at 5:30 am with 72. Ate breakfast and took injection
by syringe. Then changed site (it looked fine and was still completely
embedded in my skin - no loose spots on tape, etc.) Now took reading at 10
am and it is 82 - just where it is supposed to be so it must have been the
site was bad in about 36 hours. When I took the old site out the canula was
rounded - like it was kind of bent right in the middle of the canula. all
others I have removed have been straight. How could a site work fine for 36
hours and then somehow get bent/crimped while inside the skin? Any
thoughts? I had use a place near my hip bone - the first place I have used
with not as much "extra skin" for insertion. It was a very handy place
and I couldn't feel it at all.
Second question - Where did all that insulin go that I bolused for my
evening meal - the extra bolus I administered at 9:30 pm for high reading,
the basal during the whole night? I have my pump set for "high detection"
on occlusion with no alarm, etc.
Thanks for your help.
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