[IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V7 #647
All the pumpers I interact with say they have *never* had success using
the Quicksets in their belly. The 90 degree angle and the way the
muscles flex would almost guarantee a bent canula. We can't put
QuickSets in our 2 yo daughters' belly for this very reason. I highly
recommend a different location (butt, hips, back of thighs) if you stay
with the Quick Sets, or change to one of the 30 degree sets mentioned
Father to Sigrid, Dx 9/02 @ 11 months, Pumping Cozmo 4/03.
On Monday, November 10, 2003, at 09:38 AM, insulin-pumpers-digest
> Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 04:23:00 -0800 (PST)
> From: Debra Depuy <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] Not quitting but close to it
> I need some help. I'm a newbie to the pump. I've had it for 5 weeks.
> Last night and today I am working through a pump crisis. My worst fear
> about going on the pump is that it would stop working. Well, the pump
> is working but it is not accomplishing its function. In other words,
> the insulin is not getting to my body which in my opinion is just as
> bad. Before going on the pump I had not had a BG over 300 in a year
> (I've only had diabeasties for 1 year and 5 months). So some how in
> inserting the quickset something is going wrong. I am using 6mm QS
> with the quicksetter. The location is just above the belly button
> crease - about 1 inch a above that fold. I don't have very much fat
> but I can pinch a good inch there. Twice I have taken out the "bad"
> site to find it never went in. One time it had gone in but the end of
> the cannual was bent. This is the second time in 5 weeks that I have
> had this crisis. I'm on my 4th site in 24 hours and I'm not sure this
> one is good. I'm not stupid. I am trainable. What am I doing wrong?
> I have called my pump trainer but I think you guys might be better at
> finding my errors. I only read the digest so by the time I get this
> digest I hope I have a good site going again.
> Any suggestions: on what I'm doing wrong?
> how to tell if a site is bad before letting bg rise to 300+?
> how frequently I will experience bad site crisis like this?
> (twice in 5 weeks seems like more than my share :P)
> thanks in advance,
> ps i'm not giving up on the pump but i'd be lying if the thought didn't
> cross my mind.
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