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Re: [IP] Re: Infusion set problems



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> email @ redacted wrote:
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> <  Miguel Jimenez <email @ redacted>
> <  I have been using MiniMed 508 with Humalog from
> one year. I do not achieve 
> <  complete control yet as I have several problems
> with infusion set (I have 
> <  to change it too frequently). I live in Madrid,
> Spain.
> <  
> <  Reply-
> 
> Hi Miguel
> 
>  What problems have you been having with your set
> and how often do you change
> it?
>  Do you find the heat in Madrid during the summer
> months affects your insulin -
> does it denature in the heat?
>  I sometimes think pumps should come with
> thermometers fitted and alarm if the
> pump gets too warm for the insulin. It rarely - no
> it never! - gets that hot in
> Ireland but when I was on holidays in Italy last
> year I found that I had to
> change my pump every day or at least every second
> day - I normally only change
> my set twice a week (I take approx. 20 units of
> insulin per day). I was finding
> that after 2 days my insulin requirements were
> increasing despite being more
> physically active than usual - I thought that the
> heat might have been a factor
> and was causing the insulin to denature.
> 
> Aishling
> Type1 12+years, Minimed 508 1+years
> Dublin, Ireland.
> 
> 

thanks in advance. I usually change infusion set every
48 hours (maximum). I also have experience in the
problem you are describing during summer.

Regards,

Miguel 
> 
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