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Offline laura

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Site problem
« on: April 21, 2014, 11:49:17 AM »
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  • Carter switched from long tubing to short. Keeps having delivery problems. Like site maybe pulling out a bit. He thinks site tube is shorter then the previous. Problem just started when we switched tubing length. I thought the only difference was length of tube from pump to site. He's on the new medtronic pump. Right now he's got large ketones. I know this doesn't make a lot of sense. Pumping so new to us. He's texting his endo right now. Anyone know about the tubing stuff?
    « Last Edit: April 21, 2014, 12:04:30 PM by laura »
    mom to Carter, 19, dx July 2002 lantus & log

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    Re: Site problem
    « Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 12:32:23 PM »
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  • I'm not sure the tubing length would make a difference.  Did the cannula size change between the two? I think they come in 6mm and 9mm

     <hug> we're fighting ugliness today too... I hope he feels better

    Mom to Annelies, 14 (Dx 18 Mar 08~Pumping MM Oct 08-May 12, Omnipod May 12-Aug 13. tSlim Aug 13+ ~Dexcom Oct 11), Katy, 18 (non-D) and Jory (non-D/US Navy)
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    Re: Site problem
    « Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 01:10:50 PM »
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  • I was going to ask about the cannula length too.  I suppose if he feels the tubing is short and it is getting tugged a bit, he could be pulling the cannula out a bit.

    In the meantime, I'd do a shot with a pen or syringe to get those ketones down.  Lots of fluids needed to clear ketones too, so make sure he is drinking plenty of water.
    Heather
    mum to Campbell (18) dx on 20 July 2007 Pumping with the t:slim & Dexcom, and Tom (14) non-D 



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    Re: Site problem
    « Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 01:24:34 PM »
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  • Yep the cannula size is different. Medtronic is overniting the other ones to us. He's doing hourly texts to endo. Next time we make a change that's pump related I'll call and check it out. No assuming lol
    mom to Carter, 19, dx July 2002 lantus & log

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    Re: Site problem
    « Reply #4 on: April 21, 2014, 02:09:19 PM »
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  • Does the Endo have any samples they can give him until the others get there?

    Love that the Endo is texting

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    Re: Site problem
    « Reply #5 on: April 21, 2014, 09:18:28 PM »
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  • Our endo went to a different office and doesn't take our current insurance. Our new insurance starts May 1st so I'm grateful that she's helping out right now. The problem is when he does a large bolus the site just can't take it all. So she upped his basal and he's doing shots when he eats. Gotta call medtronic tomorrow to see if we return what we have they will exchange. This is 3 months worth of what won't work for us :(. And I doubt insurance will pay for replacements
    mom to Carter, 19, dx July 2002 lantus & log



     


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