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Re: [IPk] Pump holidays



Hi,

I started on sofsets, then moved a different type....but recently I
decided to use up my remaining supply.  Result:  first one was a painful
lump that had to be taken out straight away and is now a bruise...second
one a bodged insertion and I half pulled the set out with the introducer
needle... third one needed three lots of tape to hold it down and only
lasted two days before treating me to lovely 16 plus BGs.  Funny.... I
don't remember them being that much trouble before.  I'm planning to move
on to quicksets having sampled them - i like the strong adhesive on the
set and the weak (compared with the sofserter) "boing factor" on the
inserter.... (sof-serters really scare me!)

We're all different, aren't we?

K

>From: "Caroline Batistoni" <email @ redacted> >Reply-To:
email @ redacted >To: <email @ redacted> >Subject: Re:
[IPk] Pump holidays >Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 15:53:10 +0100 > >I'm
probably not the best person to reply to this since I've only had my
>pump a week, but nevermind. > >I just thought it was interesting that
Pat mentioned two failures with Quick >sets as I have had the opposite
problem - I cannot get on with sof-sets. One >actually fell right out of
my stomach within an hour or so. Could I be doing >something
catastrophically wrong with these sets? Don't have any problems >with
Quicksets. > >As for the guard, all the ones I've had so far have been
unattached >(admittedly only four Quicksets!) My nurse specialist says
its not a >problem. After all, the needle is still sterile and is still
protected, >because the packaging still holds the guard round the needle.
Apparently the >main reason for the guard being attached is to stop you
sticking yourself, >or anyone else, with the needle before you are ready
to insert it. > >Caroline >Pumper for one week (so take anything I say
with extreme caution!) > >----- Original Message ----- >From: Pat
Reynolds <email @ redacted> >To: <email @ redacted>
>Sent: 21 April 2002 19:31 >Subject: [IPk] Pump holidays > > > > Dear
Zoe, > > > > Over the last five days, I have had three sets fail. Aaagh.
I just want > > to give up pumping right now, and never see the bloody
thing again. But > > (and it's a but of galactic proportions). There is
no alternative, for > > me. MDI just didn't work. Having to miss an
important pre-meeting on > > Wednesday, feeling very groggy as I tried to
do research on Thursday, > > and today had to miss a tour of a historic
house, and worry family and > > friends who didn't really understand what
was going on is nothing > > compared to the inconvenience of the random
morning blood glucoses on > > mdi. > > > > So, if for you the pump is a
matter of convenience, not last resort, I > > don't see why you shouldn't
use mdi on occasion, if that's more > > convenient on occasion. > > > >
About the set failures. The first one was my second trial with a > >
quickset. Just like the first trial, it failed after a few hours, and > >
when I removed it the cannula was bent in the middle (i.e. not blocked >
> enough to set off an alarm, just enough to push my bg over 20). I have
> > had this problem with hand-inserted sof-sets, too, but never with
sof- > > serter inserted ones, until this morning. > > > > One thing I
did note is that both the quicksets needle guards had come > > off. The
occasionally do with the sof-sets, too - this morning's > > failure was
one where the guard had come off. > > > > Have other people noticed this?
Should sets be used where the needle > > guard has fallen off in transit?
> > > > Do other people have problems with inserting the quicksets? I
have a > > very tough stomach - pushing a sof-set needle on it by hand
usually just > > causes a big dent in my stomach - the needle doesn't go
in, unless I > > wiggle it around a bit - and that seems to be what
causes the bending in > > the pipe - I've tried four or five times, and
only once has it worked > > properly! > > > > I'm not sure that I want to
persevere with trying the quickset: it does > > seem to irritate my skin
less, but I don't like the fact that I can't > > see the point where the
cannula enters the skin. > > > > Best wishes to all, > > > > Pat > > dm
30+, 508 1 year+, would like a miniature camera to put down the > >
needle hole to see if the pipe has kinked or not! > > > > > > > > In
message <004a01c1e846$a5f2ebc0$email @ redacted>, Zoe > >
<email @ redacted>writes > > >Hi all, > > > > > >Has anyone
ever taken a pump "holiday" ? > > > > > >I'm sure the very idea will
shock most/some of you but I found it really > > >hard to cope with
having the pump on holiday last year (being in and out >of > > >the pool
all day, going to the beach and wearing a bikini etc), I just > > >didn't
have the sense of freedom that I want on my 3 weeks off. > > > > > >So, I
am considering a 3 week break, going back to MDI for this period, >does >
> >anyone have any advice/experience of this (other than NO Don't do
it!!!) >? > > > > > >thanks, > > >Zoe > >
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> -- > > Pat Reynolds > > email @ redacted > > "It might look a
bit messy now, but just you come back in 500 years >time" > > (T.
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