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RE: [IP] Frustration with infusion sets

Hi Julie,

I'm sorry to hear you are having trouble getting things to work.  I went
through several months of similar frustration and came close to throwing the
pump out the window a few times!  

I'm really glad I stuck with it.  Silhouettes turned out to be the best set
for me after trying a few - getting the angle right takes practice.  But the
solution that turned the corner for me was switching o Novolog.  

I also can only use my abdomen since other areas don't seem to absorb and/or
hurt too much.

I don't know if any of that info helps, but I hope you are able to find the
solutions that work for you.  It's worth it if you can!

Good luck!

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Julie Miley
Sent: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 12:09 PM
To: Insulinpumpers
Subject: [IP] Frustration with infusion sets

Even though I started on my pump just a month ago, I'm having to take a 
break from it, due to having lots of problems with the MM Silhouette 
infusion sets.  In the past month, I've had four instances when my 
insulin absorption stopped and I had BGs of 275-435!  My endocrinologist 
has ordered different infusion sets through VA, but I'm back to doing 
MDI until I get the sets.  This is so frustrating because I certainly 
can't know my pump settings are working until I have some stability with 
absorption/infusion sets.

How many of you had to try two or more different sets (no matter what 
brand of pump you use) before you found one that works well for you? 
What were your experiences with this?

Frustrated but not ready to give up on pump therapy, yet
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