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RE: [IP] Problems with syringes



How do you check for a bad site?  Rachel

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> From: 	Eugenia Gracer[SMTP:email @ redacted]
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> Sent: 	Tuesday, July 28, 1998 9:50 AM
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> Subject: 	[IP] Problems with syringes
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>      
>      Hi all:
>      
>      I recently experienced something that had never occurred before.
> I was 
>      trying to bolus for my dinner last Friday evening and kept
> getting a 
>      no delivery alarm. I disconnected and bolused to see if there was
> the 
>      possibility of a bad site. I also changed my site. It seemed to
> work 
>      fine so I reconnected and tried to continue bolusing for my
> dinner and 
>      still kept getting a no delivery alarm. I called MiniMed and they
> had 
>      me disconnect and bolus 5 units to see if it was a clogged line
> and it 
>      went through fine. I reconnected and once again tried to finish 
>      bolusing for my dinner and everything seemed A-OK. The next day
> as I 
>      was getting into my car I got another no delivery alarm. I reset
> and 
>      once again the problem went away. Again at dinner when I tried to
> 
>      bolus the same problem occurred. Well, I changed my site again, 
>      disconnected and continued to get the alarm. The outcome
> was...drum 
>      roll please, I had a syringe that was tight due to lack of 
>      lubrication. I always lubricate by pulling the plunger back and
> forth 
>      before drawing up my H/V...it was just a BAD syringe. Because I
> had 
>      lost track of my boluses and was frustrated I ended up with a BG
> of 
>      340 before bedtime.
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