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Re: [IPk] Re: Glucose absorption; and some advice please!



I seem to be having the same trouble as you what i do is take the tubing off
the pump and connect the syringe that you put in the pump  to the tubing and
force some insulin through it i have done this a couple of times and it
seems to get rid of the obstruction have a go and let me no how you get on
vic   email @ redacted
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To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, May 18, 2002 12:25 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Glucose absorption; and some advice please!


> Mary asked
> > Can I ask for some advice from you veterans?  Today I had the fourth
"bad
> > site" out of the last five sites.  The problem seems to be that the site
just
> > stops working - had the usual insulin etc, three hours later bg 22 -
multiple
> > boluses and still 17 after several hours, and now there are ketones - on
to
> > the injections!  I'm OK, there's no redness or tenderness at site,
pump's
> > working fine, no bubbles etc, same sort of food and activity, cannula
not
> > kinked and still working on removal, I rotate sites so each is used less
than
> > once a month, each site never used more than four days...any thoughts?
I am
> > really worried because one of the reasons I went on the pump in the
first
> > place was because of problems with absorption....but then when you're
jabbing
> > 5+ times a day that's a reasonable complication, while using a site for
3
> > days a month shouldn't cause that sort of problem, should it?
>
> I had a run of three bad sites in a row, and felt just dreadful
> (result of the high bgs).
>
> I knew it wasn't an insulin problem, because taking insulin from the same
> bottle, by syringe, brought me straight back down.  And it wasn't a
problem with
> the set deteriorating, in that it woulnd't 'work for a while, and then
fail'.
> Two sets, when I took them out, were bent.  I think what happens is that a
slow
> trickle through a bent cannula worked ok, but a large basal, or a bolus
just didn't
> 'get there' in time to stop the high - and when I'm high I need more
insulin to bring
> me down than when I'm normal, so it had an iterative (I love that word!)
effect.
> While insulin was not going in properly, it wasn't backing up enough,
except in
> one case, to cause the 'no delivery' alarm to sound.
>
> I do wonder if there are occasional quality control issues, either with
the pump
> supplies, or with life!
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Pat
> dm 30+, 508 1+, back to reading her book on Dutch society ... (the history
of the
> Reformed Church is the most boring thing I've read for a long time)
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