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Re: [IPk] Mysterious occurrence.... any explanations ?



Rhoda,

I have read that Minimed teflon cannulas are a little short and can come
adrift. I use the Disetronic ones (and they are certainly not short!).
However, on my pump training I was told to ensure that I put them in at the
right angle, as they might come out if they were put in at too shallow an
angle.

Graham

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "R C Martin" <email @ redacted>
To: "email @ redacted org" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2003 7:04 PM
Subject: [IPk] Mysterious occurrence.... any explanations ?


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> How can a cannula be displaced when the site dressing is still firmly in
> situ?
>
> This happened to me yesterday evening when I was feeling increasingly
unwell
> and tested to find my bgs were at 20.9!  Previous test was 8.8 and this
was
> after a rare pasta treat!
>
> The cannula was flapping around in the air and the patch was firmly in
place
> where it had been since the site change on Thursday evening.
>
> I changed sets and bolused - heavily for me i.e. two separate lots of 4
> units - then my bgs started down and I didn't hypo.
>
> This morning back to more usual and healthy 5.4mmol/l.
>
> Anyone else had this happen?  And out of curiosity, how could it?!!!
>
> Rhoda (who would blame David Blaine except he's in that perspex box over
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