[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

Re: [IPp] Crystallized Insulin in Cannula?? (Long)



Pam,

Yes, he's pumping H and his basals are very low..... .1 and .2.     This is
the first time it's happened since we started pumping in Jan....


----- Original Message -----
From: "Pam Carswell" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 7:57 PM
Subject: Re: [IPp] Crystallized Insulin in Cannula?? (Long)


> Hi Sean,
>
> Is Jake pumping Humalog? I have heard that H is prone to crystallization,
> especially if your basals are very low. I don't believe there's any
> scientific data to back this up, but there are many testimonials of
> pumpers who have switched to Novolog and not had this problem since.
>
> Pam C*
> Wife to Bobby
> Mom to Taylor (9) dx.4/98 pumping~MM508~10/01
> and Chloe (5)
>
>
> On Tuesday, March 19, 2002, at 08:21 PM, Sean Hamblin wrote:
>
> > Hello All:
> >
> > I have a situation that I need for feedback for.  Jake's BS numbers were
> > high
> > last night before bed, probably due to the ice cream he ate after dinner
> > and
> > forgot to bolus for.  So he bolused and went to bed.  This was the first
> > night
> > in months that I didn't get up and check him.  He woke up at 400, so I
> > knew
> > that he had probably been high all night.  His site wasn't due to be
> > changed
> > out until tonight, so I didn't think there was a site problem.  I primed
> > and
> > it looked fine.  Then decided to call MM to get more suggestions.  She
> > had me
> > prime again to verify that the problem was the site and not the pump.
So
> > we
> > changed the site.
> >
> > When I looked at the cannula that we removed from the site, it was not
> > kinked,
> > but I could see what looked like crystallized insulin in the 3mm
cannula,
> >  from
> > the tip to about halfway down.  This is what was causing the blockage
and
> > was
> > the reason Jake's numbers were high.
> >
> > Has anybody ever seem this?  Why did this happen?  Anybody have any
ideas?
> >
> > Thanks in advance....
> > ----------------------------------------------------------
> > for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
> > help SUPPORT Insulin Pumpers http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/donate.shtml
> >
> >
> > c
> Pam C*
> Wife to Bobby
> Mom to Taylor (9) dx.4/98 pumping~MM508~10/01
> and Chloe (5)
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
> help SUPPORT Insulin Pumpers http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/donate.shtml
----------------------------------------------------------
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
help SUPPORT Insulin Pumpers http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/donate.shtml