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Re: [IPk] Cathator Life


You should be changing a rapid every 2 days and a tender every 2 to 3 days.
If you leave a set any longer than that then you run the risk of  site
infections and possible high blood sugars which could lead to ketones and
worse.  Seven days on one needle is in my opinion FAR too long no matter how
comfortable it feels at the time.

Hope this helps

Kind regards


-----Original Message-----
From: matthew.prigmore <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: 19 December 2001 21:29
Subject: [IPk] Cathator Life

>I'm sure the question must have been asked hundreds of times, however I
>no knowledge other than from my own limited use.
>How long can I safely expect a catheter to last (in use), at present I seem
>cope with seven days. I change my catheter when the cartridge runs out,
>seems to fit in well with enabling air removal. What is the experience with
>other users?
>I tend to use the one piece tube and needle items, thus air removal from
>tube is not possible (easily) once the needle is inserted
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