Re: [IPk] blocked Cleo 90s
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- Subject: Re: [IPk] blocked Cleo 90s
- From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
- Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2008 10:22:56 +0100
- Organization: University of Sheffield
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The first thing to do with no delivery alarms is to find out whether
it's a problem with the site or the reservoir/tubing. Disconnect and
prime - if the delivery is fine then it's a problem with the site. If
you still get problems, there's an issue with the reservoir or tubing.
If the latter, check you are lubricating the reservoir properly before
filling and that the reservoirs are in date, try another batch of
reservoirs if possible. If the former, are you inserting in a different
site from usual? CHeck your technique also for insertion. You might find
that changing set type solves the problem otherwise. Some people just
don't get on with certain sets. As for what to do when only half the
bolus goes through, I check the history to see how much it claims has
gone through, and then subtract a couple of tenths of a unit as it
usually takes a few tenths for the alarm to kick in.
> My son uses the Cleo 90 infusion sets and has done for a while now. We
> used to occasionally get blocked tubing alerts but are now getting
> them at least 3 times per week. At every site change (every 2 days but
> in reality they only last about 1.5 days) I change everything.
> I've tried using sets from different batches but with the same result.
> My son loves these sets and so I'm reluctant to change them however I
> believe the time has now come to do this and go back to the Inset II.
> Does anybody have any advise as to what I'm doing wrong or what I can
> change? Also, how on earth do I calculate how much insulin has gone
> through when we get a blocked tubing alert?! It's so much hit and miss
> that Tim stays high for most of the day after these events.
> Kirsten, mum to Tim aged 7, dx Oct 2003, Cozmo Dec 2005
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