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[IPk] re Sofset



Minimed will soon be delivering  the sofset with a much shorter cannula for
areas with little "flesh" on them.  I cant use the regular Sofset anywhere
but my abdomen
----- Original Message -----
From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, November 19, 1999 6:53 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Blood in cannula


> Hi Christine
> Ah! Now I know your name!
> Everything seemed fine yesterday until 6.03pm when I checked my bG and
> was shocked to see it at 21 mmol/l! I reconnected the tubing to the
> old site which was still in place, bolused a whole load of
> insulin....an hour later, BG still 19. Bolused a whole lot more and
> went to my dance class (without lowering my basal rate), 3 hours later
> it was back down to a nice 5 mmol/l. When i took out the old set, the
> cannula was rather bent. I don't know if this was the problem, or if
> it was the blood. Or both. But Elizabeth tells me that according to
> the pumping book, it is recommended you change the site immediately if
> you get blood coming back up. I think I will do that next time.
>
> So, I will have to try again with the arm another time. Idid try once
> with a Sofset and it was OK though it hurt a bit.
> It's very hard inserting a SIlhouette with one hand, but it's awful
> having a Sofset actually in your arm, where it catches on things (and
> it goes too deep there). It might be easier on my left arm, but that's
> not such a good place to have a set when you're dancing (as a woman)!
> Then again, half the time I dance as man anyway, so it would be OK
> then.
>
> has anyone else successfully used their arms?
> legs don't seem to absorb well for me. Nor does the backside.
> Di
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> > Di
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> > I have just realised I did not put my name at the bottom of my last
message
> > re: exercise, swimming etc.  I have blood going back up the cannula
> > sometimes, first time it freaked me out but I haven't had any absorption
> > probs so do not worry about it now.  How did the dance class go with it
in
> > your arm?  I insert mine in my thighs at the moment, although I have
heard I
> > should have awful absorption problems, I have not inthe nine months I
have
> > put it in my legs.  I still have bent cannulas or the set not working on
> > occasion because of blockage but then don't we all.
> >
> > I went swimming today, ate some wine gums beforehand, didn't bolus
before as
> > usual and I came out with 5.6 and started with 6.7, I was very happy, no
> > hypo, I hope it isn't a one off event!!!
> >
> > christine
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