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Re: [IPk] Repeated occlusion alarms



 Changed batches twice if reservoirs. New pump sent by Animas.... Occlusion
occurred within ten hours of using new pump, sets, reservoirs, insulin, site.
:-(

Had 18 hours without an occlusion alarm.  Quite something!

Rhoda


Sent from my iPad

> On 24 Mar 2014, at 08:42, DIana Maynard <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> Have you tried a new batch of reservoirs? I had this problem once with out of
> date cartridges where the lubricant wasn't lubricating and so the plunger was
 > stickng. Could be dodgy batch? It might also be a pump fault causing the
plunger
> to stick? Very frustrating.
> Di
> 
> 
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
>> On 24 Mar 2014, at 07:55, Rhoda Martin <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> 
>> Sadly no. I can be walking in a supermarket, asleep in bed, working at my
>> computer, walking round a plant nursery on a warm day, reading a book,
> watching
 >> TV... I've not been fit enough to go kayaking which currently is indoors in
a
>> swimming pool but next month we return to the lake and river...
>> 
>> Thanks for the suggestion. 
>> 
>> I'm starting to wonder whether my body is having problems with the Teflon
>> cannula. I'm awaiting a couple of straight insert steel or whatever metal
> sets
>> to try.
>> 
>> Rhoda
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Rhoda Martin
>> 
>>> On 24 Mar 2014, at 06:44, Cathy Taylor <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>> 
>>> I have found if you go from a cold room to a warm room (or outside to in on
> a
>>> cold day) the resulting expansion of insulin due to the heat causes a very
 >>> slight increase in pressure, leading the pump to believe it has an
occlusion
>>> causing this increase.
>>> 
>>> I found when I run in cold weather with the pump on my waistband I get this
>>> when I go back inside. I have resolved the issue by tucking the pump, and
>> being
>>> careful to also tuck all the tubing, carefully inside my clothing.
>>> 
>>> Do you think this could be the issue?
>>> 
>>> Cathy
>>> 
>>>> On 24 Mar 2014, at 02:58, "Rhoda Martin" <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> Di, this is being bounced perhaps due to power cut here or using iPhone
> tho'
>>>> don't think so. Can you ost this for me, please?
>>>> 
>>>> Ta much, Rhoda
>>>> 
>>>> Since the end of February I've been having repeated occlusion alarms -
>>>> sometimes 2 or 3 a day!
>>>> 
>>>> All the usual culprits have been checked, no kinks, fresh sets,cartridges,
>>>> insulin, sites free of lumps bumps or scar tissue, all in date etc. Twice
>>> only
>>>> tubing issues so changed that.
>>>> 
>>>> Phone calls to Animas USA,my DSN who is great and suggested I try my arms
> as
>>>> not used them since on injections.
>>>> 
>>>> Pump replaced - occlusion alarm within 10 hrs. Set to Low sensitivity for
>>>> alarm.
>>>> 
>>>> Put set in ATM this morning and had occlusion this afternoon. Again tubing
>>>> primed no problem.
>>>> 
>>>> Any suggestions folks? I'm nearly out of ideas. 
>>>> 
>>>> Oh yes and my usual electrical power cut has hit again! But that's another
>>>> saga.
>>>> 
>>>> Rhoda
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Rhoda Martin
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