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Re: [IPk] Bad infusion sites



Hi Pat
What do mussels do to your BGs????
And how do you lubricate a set? Or do you mean that the reservoir plunger is 
sticking?
Di

On Monday 04 November 2002 21:24, you wrote:
> Hi
>
> I find 'Pumping Insulin' is right in that most unexpected highs are due
> to
> a) infections - my body gets a cold a day or so before my nose does!
> b) forgetting to bolus (quite rare, but happens)
> c) mussels (less now, I've got them a bit better sussed).
> d) set failure
>
> Trying to use quicksets caused failure every time.
>
> What I do notice is that I find that bad sets come in clumps.  So in 18
> months of pumping, I've had I think five or six failures, one on its
> own, and the others in clumps.
>
> It makes me suspect that there's something wrong with batches of sets.
> Or maybe not wrong, but that some need more vigorous lubricating than I
> give, or something.
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Pat
> (dm 30+, 508 1+)
>
> In message <email @ redacted>, Lesley
> Jordan <email @ redacted> writes
>
> >Hi everyone
> >
> >Despite "Pumping Insulin"'s assertions that bad infusion sites are rarely
> > the cause of unexpected highs, I seem to have had three of them within
> > the last couple of weeks.
> >
> >They all started misbehaving after about 24 hours; pump, infusion set and
> > site look fine, correction doses fail to work.  When I change the
> > infusion site everything is hunky dory.  When I take out the failed
> > cannula, everything looks normal, ie no bends, kinks etc.  All three were
> > inserted in different places, where nearby sites had been fine on
> > previous occasions.  All three were Tenders.
> >
> >Has this happened to anyone else, or does anyone have any clues? 
> > Unexplained highs really bother me now!
> >
> >Cheers
> >
> >Lesley
> >
> >
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