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Re: [IPk] Repeated occlusion alarms



 Thanks Melissa for this. You are backing up what Di said so I've just been on
to Animas to request a couple of boxes of different Lot # of reservoirs.

I live in hope!

Rhoda

Rhoda Martin

> On 24 Mar 2014, at 09:13, Melissa Ford <email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> Hi Rhoda
> 
> Just wondering if you have checked the batch numbers on the boxes of
> reservoirs? A batch of reservoirs can comprise dozens and dozens of
> individual boxes. When I first got onto an Animas IR 1000 pump in 2004 I
> had frequent occlusion alarms. The 6-months supply of reservoirs I received
> on starting the pump were all from the same factory batch, which was
> eventually recalled because not enough lubricant had been applied during
> the manufacturing process.
> 
> 
> Melissa
> Type 1 19+ years; pump user 18 years
> 
> 
>> On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 9:08 AM, Rhoda Martin <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> 
>> 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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