Re: [IPk] Update on continuing occlusion alarms saga
It makes sense for there to be a genetic component.
I would hope that your team could refer you to an immunologist or enlist one
for support. Autoimmune conditions & severe allergies and anaphylaxis
anecdotally seem like common co-morbidities (or my friends are cornering the
> On 28 Mar 2014, at 11:11, Rhoda Martin <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Think all options covered and nothing has resolved the issue. Pump replaced,
> different Lot numbers of sets (Teflon and Stainless Steel), cartridges,
> new sites yet conclusions still occurring. Can be as many as 3 in a day.
> Technique reviewed and said to be okay.
> Occlusions only occur during basal not bolus.
> Clutching at straws both Animas and I are wondering whether my body is
> a ridiculously powerful response to the presence of a 'foreign body' i.e.
> cannula of whatever type.
> I developed antibodies to human analogue insulins and reverted to using pork
> neutral without any issues.
> However my eldest sister also has a wacky immune system that over-reacts to
> common naturally occurring chemicals in food which causes mega anaphylactic
> shock syndrome. I'm starting to wonder whether there may be a genetic
> in this hyper-sensitive autoimmune system present in both of us?
> But how do I check whether this is the issue? Since the pump has been changed
> rule out pump issues.
> Any thought on this anyone?
> By the way for newbies, Animas has never come across this before. conclusions
> yes, but not where all avenues of resolving it have been exhausted. DSN
> similarly has no other suggestion.
> Do you think it would be worth contacting another pumping centre for their
> thoughts on this?
> Meantime, I disconnect tubing, prime it - no problem - reconnect and continue
> until the next occlusion alarm. (Sensitivity setting is on Low, bolus admin
> - Slow)
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