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Re: [IP] faulty connectors



I've had the faulty connector problem a half dozen times with the
Silhouette's. I've actually seen that the plastic tubing connector which
screws into the reservoir has cracked and allowed insulin to leak over the
lip. The worse case I had was a few months ago when some, but not all, of
the insulin was leaking out. It took a while to realize why I was higher
than expected but not as high as when I've had a blockage.

When changing my sets now, I always test by wrapping a folded tissue around
the reservoir connector area when I do my first bolus of 4 or more units.
You can detect the leaked insulin by looking at the tissue for wet spots.

- Peter Helmers


----- Original Message -----
From: "christa" <email @ redacted>
To: "pump board" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2001 1:46 PM
Subject: [IP] faulty connectors


> Just to give more info on the faulty connector issue -
> the problem was with the sof-set with my minimed 507C
> - the place were the tubing screws into the syringe
> was leaking from the screw in place.  It was welling
> up over the lip because there wasn't a tight enough
> seal ( my guess)  The tech had me use the blue clip to
> try and create an alarm (the clip blocks the tubing
> when you jam it into it and it's found in the box the
> sets some in) no alarm sounded so she asked me to wrap
> tissue around that  connecting point and found liquid.
>  So that's the story any more questions which i'd be
> happy to answer because I know of at least one and it
> sounded like another who had this problem on the board
> - christa
>
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