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Re: [IPk] set problems



OmniPod?  OmniPod with Mefilm / Tegaderm over the top to hold it in place?

On 15 Dec 2013, at 10:04, Nanette Freedman <email @ redacted> wrote:

> I just heard from my brother (type 1 for over 35 years and one of
> those few people out there who still doesn't use the internet at all)
> that he gave up his pump because he just couldn't find any sets that
> (i) would stay in and not get dislodged often in his sleep so that he
> would wake up hours later with high BG, and (ii) were not painful - he
> said they were not always painful initially, but over the course of
> 24-48 hours the tissue around became sensitive to the point of being
> painful. I know he tried both insets and comforts (silhouettes) and
> the latter both with manual insertion and with a 'whanger' and maybe
> some other sets.
> And now he's having a hard time with long acting insulin - he's trying
> a new ultra long acting called deglutec - finding that for him its
> profile is not what he was told.
> I feel quite angry - to me long acting insulin is always going to be a
> second-best solution - even if it was entirely predictable, which it
> isn't, none of us really wants unpredictable basal insulin since real
> life is not entirely predictable. While pumping is also not ideal, at
> least it gives you much more potential to get it right.
> But I wonder, are there other solutions for someone like him - are
> there other sets to which his body might not have reacted? and wasn't
> there someone on this list who had some sort of special port to avoid
> this problem - anyone out there use this or know about this?
> Thanks very much
> Nanette
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