Re: [IPk] set problems
I remember someone saying something about a cream to help with the pain, but I
From what you said, I wasn't sure whether it was an allergy or a reaction to a
foreign body moving within the site.
I know certain hospitals like to resolve pump problems by returning the patient
to MDI, but to my mind that is wrong. Within a week of pumping, my DSN told me
that the variation in my basal requirements during the day meant I was never
going to achieve decent control on MDI. I could have cried. Suddenly, I felt
that someone understood that I wasn't stupid, lazy or feckless.
Whatever the reasons were for giving him a pump, I'm sure they haven't resolved
themselves & I'm sure the HCPs could do what you're doing & seek an alternative.
On 15 Dec 2013, at 10:36, Nanette Freedman <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Incidentally the Diaport could be a good solution for Marc who wrote
> recently about starting to have problems with absorption from sites.
> Now that I know what I'm looking I found that there is a web page by
> Lesley Jordan about it on the IP-UK website - telling it all - pros
> and cons - I understand from another website that Lesley was still
> using the Diaport - at least until recently - are you out there
> On 15 December 2013 12:10, Tom Falconer <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> Hi Nantmel,
>> If I remember correctly it was called diaport. Strangely the was someone on
>> another group I am in who was taking about getting one fitted, although I
>> don't know the full details.
>> I wish your brother luck in finding a working solution.
>> On 15 Dec 2013 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
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