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Re: [IP] Occlusion Annoyances

Hi Tara!

I have occasional occlusion problems with my animas.  It seems to happen
more often at night when I put my site in my arm.  It's pretty annoying as I
never wake up until the siren is going off.

I've found better luck with an abdominal site and hanging the pump on the
front of my pajamas.  (I only sleep on one side or another, so  this works
well for me.

Are you sleeping on your site?  That seems to be the only thing I have
figured out.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Tara Carney" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, January 27, 2003 8:48 PM
Subject: [IP] Occlusion Annoyances

> Has anyone else experienced pump occlusions during the middle of the
> I've had two in the last 4 nights, and it's annoying to get up in the
> of the night to change my site when half asleep!  I changed my infusion
> in the evening before dinner both nights that it happened.  Unfortunately,
> my pump only has 2 levels of sensitivity and mine is already on the lowest
> setting.  I'm on a small basal rate, and my endo said that occlusions are
> not uncommon for people with lower basal rates.  But I don't want to
> continue this.  Is there anything I can do to prevent this?  I usually
> with my pump under my pillow.is there a better place to put it during the
> night? Please help!
> Tara - pumping w/Animas since 1.6.03
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