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Re: [IPk] Re: Question for Teresa



 Thank you so much for the advice. Can you tell me if you fill the cannula after
each new insertion or just set change as agter a new cannula is fitted we get
high numbers for a few hors with the correction not working the first time.

Cheers

Teresa

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Melissa Ford
> Sent: 29/06/11 06:51 AM
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: [IPk] Re: Question for Teresa
> 
> Hi Iain
> 
> It depends on the person - people have different thresholds for pain
> and some people will feel the withdrawal of the needle more than
> others. It can be more painful for children because they tend to
> squirm around, which creates vibration and thus stimulates nerve
> endings in the subcutaneous tissue as the needle is being pulled out.
> Even if the child is very still, another person doing the set change
> may unconsciously introduce vibration whilst withdrawing the needle.
> 
> If you're happy with your sets, keep doing what you're doing. Just
> ensure you're rotating your sets around enough so you're not
> developing scar tissue. If you feel nothing at all (i.e. it's as if
> the tissue below the skin is numb) when you insert a set, you may have
> hit on an area of damaged/scarred tissue. Continually putting sets
> into damaged tissue can lead to trouble with absorption and,
> therefore, unpredictable blood glucose levels (just what we try to
> avoid with a pump).
> 
> Melissa
> Type 1 18+ years; MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 6.5 years;
> currently writing up a paper on infusion site management for diabetes
> care professionals (freelance gig)
> 
> On Wednesday, June 29, 2011, Iain Jenkins <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > Hi Melissa,
> >
> > What are the problems regarding introducer withdrawal - I don't have issues
>  > with medtronic quicksets and silhouettes, maybe some other types that I
> should
> > be wary of?
> >
> > With every good wish,
> >
> > Iain.
> > T1 Essex, UK.
> > minimed 515 pump
> > Current A1C February 2011 5.7.
> >
> > Help diabetics to reach their full potential through athletic endeavours:
> > http://www.insulindependence.org
> >
> > --- On Tue, 28/6/11, Melissa Ford <email @ redacted> wrote:
> > The big benefit, they say, is
> > set changes are a lot easier without having to withdraw the introducer
> > needle (the worst part of a set change for many of us, even adults).
> >
> > All best
> >
> > Melissa
> > .
> .
.
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