[IPp] 90 degree infusion sets
Thanks for the idea - I looked at the Quickset and the
Inset on the web and we are considering trying one of
them. Strangely, the idea of a 90 degree cannula was
never discussed by the CDE when we started to pump.
We are using the Tender Mini with emla first and no
inserter, just by hand. Do we still need the emla
with an inserter and the 90 degree needle? (My
daughter is only 18 months old, so this needs to be
painless... no way to explain the difference between
lots of shots everyday and one big shot less often)
It seems that the shorter needle/cannula is more
appropriate for a baby - am I missing something here?
Also, I am concerned about leaving off the Tegaderm,
esp in the diaper area. One messy poop could really
ruin a site.
Octavia, mom of Ailsa, dx'd 11 months, pumping since
14 months on Animas
--- David Jensen <email @ redacted> wrote:
> We've always used the Minimed Quicksets at the top
> and sides of
> Sigrid's bottom. Put her on the pump when she was
> 17 mos. Never have
> had a problem (knock on wood!). Never used Tegaderm
> (well, we did for
> the first month or so, then dropped it because too
> much of a hassle).
> Only use "Skin Prep", a sanitizer and glue. Don't
> blow on it to dry,
> your mouth germs will be a problem. We have a small
> fan to use for
> drying the Skin Prep. The Quick Sets stay put no
> problem, even in the
> bath and the pool (I think we've had 3 sites come
> out since starting).
> David Jensen
> Father to Sigrid, Dx 9/02 @ 11 months, Pumping Cozmo
> On Friday, January 7, 2005, at 02:25 AM, pop-digest
> > Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2005 18:41:46 -0800 (PST)
> > From: Octavia Kincaid <email @ redacted>
> > Subject: [IPp] site infections
> > Hello - My daughter, Ailsa (18 months old) seems
> to be
> > getting recurrent infections at the infusion
> > She may have a new infection, making the total 3
> in 3
> > months. The first 2 required 10 days of
> > to clear.
> > We have been on the Animas 1200 since 9/30/04. We
> > started off with the Comfort kit, got the first
> > infection, switched to the Tender-Mini, which we
> > use. As far as I can tell, the trigger for her
> > infections seems to be friction - specifically,
> > elastic from her diapers rubbing on the site. We
> > always use a tegaderm (occlusive dressing) to
> > the site and do not take it off except to change
> > site. We have 3 different types of diapers to try
> > tailor the cut of the elastic to the site
> > but this time a 30 minute session in the pool for
> > class and subsequent rubbing from the swimsuit leg
> > elastic may be the culprit.
> > Does anyone have any brilliant ideas for dealing
> > pumps in kids with diapers? The pump has been
> > otherwise amazing and her hypoglycemic episodes
> are so
> > infrequent now that we're off shots. I really
> > want to give up the pump, but the infections are
> > frequent, I'm scared of the outcome of all of
> > Thanks - Octavia, mom of Ailsa, dx'd at 11 months
> > 6/04, pumping since 9/04
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