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Hello Friends

For the second time in less than 2 weeks, I have had problems with Eileen's 
insertion site.

We use sofsets with the quick release. I use IV Prep on skin, let it dry, 
insert sofset with sofserter, then cover with the tape that comes with the 
sofset, the one that has the little hole, not the bumpy one. When using her 
supper hiney site, the tape just rips open and of course, this makes the 
cannula bend and come out. First time, she bent over and actually felt the 
cannula come out of her skin, we were arriving to have dinner at a 
restaurant, she had eaten and bolused at home beforehand,and just ate some 
bread and butter. When we got home, she's feeling nausea, when I check her 
bg, 540! Of course, when I proceeded to check the site, the plastic cannula 
was bent all the way.

Luckily, with an injection and changing the sofset, we got her down in 2-3 
hours. Even though she did vomit 2 times. I've noticed the tape just rips 
open near the edge of the wings. Maybe it's too thin, but she really hates 
the "bumpy" one with the hole. She does have allergic reaction to this tape 
also. today same thing happened, I was actually trying to test her afternoon 
basals, checked at 2:30 when arrived from school bg was 113, perfect! Gave 
her no lunch, went to an appointment with the ophtamologist, check bg at 
4:30 and it's 200! She says her site is burning her and its uncomfortable, 
had to take it off right there in the doctor's office, and when I checked 
same thing again, tape ripped open and cannula completely bent. There goes 
her fasting basal check!! What fun, have to do it again tomorrow! Ughhhh!!!

Has this happened to anyone before. We use the shorter type of sofsets.
Today what I did, even though she was complaining whole way thru, was use 2 
tapes the one with the hole, on the skin, and then an IV3000 (with no hole) 
covering the whole thing. She REALLY hates this, says it itches this way. 
Any suggestions?? I have tried BARD but don't see any real difference 
between it and IV Prep. Also, have tried some samples of tapes MM sent a few 
months ago. She isn't overly active, too much T.V. and listening to music, 
computers, etc. What if she were really into sports or gym? I can definitely 
see a problem there.
Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks for all the encouragement and words of support I received regarding 
her hb1alc's. I reallly worry about them being high, due to all the eye 
trouble they cause. By the way, her eyes are fine, just has to have her 
eyeglasses corrected.

Eileen's mom, pumping (happily) since Aug/2000.

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