[IP] Cracks in Tubing/Quicksets
Hello all and Happy New Year!
I am having a problem and am hoping somebody here has a suggestion.
Maddie has only used the MiniMed Quicksets with her Deltec Cozmo pump
since her pump start in May. I chose them because of the inserter -
I'm too chicken to try it manually and I know that Maddie will have a
cow at the thought of me doing that. We have always had bubbles in
the tube, but I assumed it was because of operator error (I'm the
operator). However, the last couple of boxes of Quicksets have
developed large areas of air - even after priming it a couple times in
the same day. I finally discovered that the cloudiness in the tubing
right at the Luer lock was actually small cracks and eventually they
have even cracked to the point of being able to feel the crack with my
nail. We are already changing sites every other day - I sure don't
want to do it more than that just due to the tubing. I think the
problem is that Maddie likes to wear her pump close to her and pretty
tight against her in a horizontal pouch. I think the tubing is
getting bent there, causing the cracks.
I called MiniMed and they agreed to replace 10 of the sets for me, but
really hesitated and said that they have no record of this being a
problem and blamed it on the Cozmo pump. I told them that I would do
a survey of sorts here, because I was pretty sure that air in the
tubing was a common problem with the Quicksets and perhaps people just
aren't complaining to them about it.
So...is anyone else having a problem with air in your Quickset tubing?
If so, what kind of pump do you use? Anybody noticed cracks or
cloudiness in the tubing? Does anyone have any suggestions for me?
Are all infusion sets made the same way as far as the tubing and luer
lock being so exposed to getting bent?
Thanks so much! I'm sending in my reservation to the Friends for Life
Conference tomorrow. Looking forward to meeting many of you in person!
Jan, Mom to Maddie, age 7, dx'd T1D 4/16/03, pumping Cozmo 5/7/04 and
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