[IPk] RE: [IPp] new to pump and all sets failed so far!
Eureka, used the inserter and hey presto all is fine!! Got through the night
with good sugars.
I moved it about an inch higher om his butt than the nurse had it and it
It has since occured to me that there is a whole load of things I was not
told, like not all sets work for everyone etc. And yes it would have been
nice to have at least an alternative selection of sets to be trained in and
supplied with. But at the time I was so grateful to be getting the pump for
Findley at all and having the chance for his blood sugars to improve.
Now we can get to it finding which basals/bolus's work for him.
Marie, mum to Findley, 4, dx'd 2001, pumping with minimed 512, 18 hours!!
From: Barbara Young [mailto:email @ redacted]
Sent: 05 March 2005 00:47
To: email @ redacted
Cc: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IPp] new to pump and all sets failed so far!
Where did you insert your little boy's Quick set? Many kids cannot use
quick sets in their tummies, as the muscles just pop out the canula. The
happened with my little girl when she started pumping just before turning 7.
You cannot see that this has happened, as it is hidden by the dressing. You
just know from the steadily rising blood sugar levels. Since then she has
been using her upper butt area for sites (four years). They never pop out
there and her tummy is still hard as a rock and very muscular, so I still
don't want to try a site there. We did try again one time in her tummy and
the site lasted only while she was sleeping.
I think that you might like the inserter. I know that we do and I have a
back up one, just in case it ever breaks. I would say that your little guy
would not need a 9mm canula, these are made for adults with a good covering
of body fat.
Good luck. It will get better
Barbara, Mum of Claire 10, pumping 3 years, 11 months.
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