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Re: [IPk] Bad infusion sites
In a message dated 11/4/2002 9:32:52 PM GMT Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:
> 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.
Hi Pat (and all),
Interesting! I use Sof-sets, but the same thing has happened to me several
times. I thought it was just me, doing something like tensing up
subconsciously so the set went in at the wrong angle or kinked, etc. - and I
do recognise that when I've had a bad set I'm often a bit worried about the
next one. But it's funny how things suddenly go back to normal after several
bad sets without any apparent intervention on my part (did I just stop doing
something?...) - and why do I still get these episodes in runs (I'm
discounting the occasional sporadic one, which is acceptable) after months of
confident usage? I think we should all keep an eye on this. Don't want to
get silly about it or make too much of one observation - but if enough of us
appear to be experiencing similar problems, it might be worth further
Pat, along with Di I don't understand what you mean by "lubricating" your set
- do you mean getting the reservoir loosened up by pushing it back and forth
before it's filled with insulin, or do you mean priming your skin? Or
I posted you a query about your experiences last April with diabetic
equipment at Guernsey airport. I do hope you didn't mind, I realise that you
found it very unpleasant. If you feel able to reply here or off list I'd
really appreciate it.
IDDM 30+, pumper 2 yrs
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