[IPk] Infusion sets
Hi all, I don't know if anyone else has experienced the same problem with a
silhoette/tender infusion set but I recently went from an acceptable bg to
23 and could not move from my chair (like Di once described when ketotic). I
did not associate this with DM at first as my blood sugar had been ok only
an hour earlier, and I had not eaten but when I had checked Bg I did all the
normal correction things.
My BG lowered and I thought I had resolved the problem but no, it just
started to rise dramatically again. I checked the set, but still could not
see any thing until on further inspection I found a wet patch with a
distinctive insulin aroma ! The tiny filament of the cannula was then
clearly obvious wafting above the site but I had neither felt , nor seen it
Mabe I am losing my skills st inserting the sets as since then I have become
more conscious about feeling the site rather than relying on my vision. I
have subsequently noticed that the cannula has started to work its way out
and I can feel it raised above the tape.
Incidentally following yesterday's hypos etc, the only difference is that I
have changed my sites from above my waist to my lower abdomen with
remarkable results, if that is the reason. I lowered my first basal by 0.5
units from midnight to 05.30 and my bg was around 4 mmols throughout It
would be just wonderful if that were the answer to the problem but as
experience has taught me, I won't hold my breath! It cuold just as well be
other variables as Pat comments!!
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