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Re: [IP] Blood in infusion set



i use tenders and when i see blood in the visible part of the cannula
after insertion (sometimes the day after) i always chage set because it
seems to affect insulin delivery, BGs start to rise.

chris parsons
T1 82 disetronic 99


Arnold Krueger wrote:
> 
> I've used tenders for quite a few years and occasionally have nicked a small
> vein when the set is inserted. It's very easy to immediately see blood
> backing up into the catheter when this happens. However, I'm considering
> trying the Ultraflex or Softset and was wondering if those of you who use
> this type of infusion set find it more of a problem because you can't
> actually see the catheter and you don't get this immediate indication of
> blood. If this situation arises have some of you had problems different from
> blood sugars rising because the insulin is diluted in a pool of blood? Arnie
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