insulin pump infusion site problems

  • Insulin Pump ProblemsDiabetesnet

    BubblesAir bubbles in the reservoir are not a problem unless they are large and enter the infusion line to replace insulin. Hub Leaks – Insulin leaks from your reservoir or infusion set are usually so small they are quite hard to detect. Your pump will not warn you of leaks.

  • Insulin Pump Problems and Troubleshooting

     · Pump bumps are raised areas of harder than normal skin (lipohypertrophy) which can develop at your infusion site Pump bumps may occur if your skin gets irritated by the catheter. Pump bumps are not as serious as an infection but can look and feel undesirable and may also lead to inconsistent insulin delivery.

  • Tips and Tools for Insulin Pump UseLearning About

     · The most common mechanical problem that occurs with pump use is a bad infusion site. The infusion site is where the very thin Teflon or stainless steel cannula that delivers the insulin to the tissue just under the skin is inserted. Some cannulas are inserted manually, while others are inserted with a spring-loaded insertion device.

  • Insulin Pump Infusion Site Problems DiabetesTalk.Net

     · Bubbles in insulin pumps Bubbles can form in the reservoir or tubing of occur for a number of reasons not priming air out of the reservoir when refilling the reservoir/using an new cartridge not priming all the air out of the tubing when changing to a new infusion set having a loose connection at either of the tubing using insulin straight from the fridgethis can cause bubble to form as the insulin warms up to room temperature If your insulin pump

  • Insulin pumps in hospital a guide for the generalist

    Insulin pump therapy, also known as continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion therapy (CSII) is used in patients with T1DM to improve glucose control and/or reduce the risk of hypoglycaemia. 1,2 It was first introduced over 30 years ago, 3 although early pumps were bulky and prone to technical problems. Modern insulin pumps are portable and

  • Insulin Pump ProblemsDiabetesnet

    Mechanical problems cannot be solved by giving more bolus insulin. Assuming they can easily lead to an unnecessary hospital bill. It’s critical to recognize when the pump, infusion set, reservoir, or insulin is the source of high blood sugars. Below are some of the problems pumpers have encountered and how to

  • Choosing and Using an Insulin Pump Infusion SetDiabetes

     · When a person uses an insulin pump to control his diabetes, one of the decisions he has to make is what model of infusion set to use.Pumps are often an excellent choice for people who use insulin and seek tight control of their diabetes but need some flexibility in their diabetes regimen.. Most insulin pumps require the use of an infusion set to deliver insulin from the pump to the user.

  • Site Solutions for Sets that Irritate & Fall Off

    If you have problems with the infusion sets or sensors falling off early, before the life of the set/sensor is done, you may also want to try adding an adhesive layer on the skin as a tacky base, before applying adhesive products (sets and sensors). Having applied one or more of the previous steps, now is the time to insert the insulin pump

  • Insulin Pump Risks and Benefits EASD/ADA Joint Statement

     · Insulin pump therapy, also known as continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), is an important and evolving form of insulin delivery, which is mainly used for people with type 1 diabetes.

  • Improving Insulin Infusion Sets for Diabetes Devices

     · Infusion sets remain “the weakest link” in insulin pump treatment, with as many as 60% of pump users reporting infusion set failures for a variety of reasons.

  • Infusion Set Troubleshooting Tips Medtronic Diabetes

    12 rows · If insulin or any liquid gets inside the tubing connector, it can temporarily block the vents that

  • Where do I inject my insulin, put my insulin pump site or

    Keeping track of your injection sites reduces problems. It doesn’t matter how you do this It can be writing them down on paper or using electronic devices. Here’s the link if you would like to see our video “Getting insulin right from the start”. Insulin pump infusion set insertion site guidelines. Avoid inserting the infusion

  • Insulin Infusion Pumps Tape Tips, And Other Infusion Set

    Successful pump use depends on proper care and protection of the infusion site. The information in this brochure comes from longtime pump users and experienced health care professionals. It should help you successfully prevent or solve the most common problems skin irritation at the infusion site and poor "sticking" of tape.

  • Site Solutions for Sets that Irritate & Fall Off

    It’s important to thoroughly clean the skin in the area where you plan to insert the infusion set or sensor, both to reduce the bacteria on the skin that may cause an infection if it gets under the skin, as well as to remove any products that may cause irritation or keep the set from staying stuck on to the skin.

  • Insulin pumpsAboutKidsHealth

     · an insulin pen loaded with rapid-acting insulin, in case of pump failure an extra infusion set an extra insulin vial. The most important factor is good family support. The parents and especially the child must be committed to making the pump work. Potential insulin pump mechanical problems. The pump is a mechanical device and might break down.

  • What skin problems occur at insulin injection sites

    Two main skin problems can occur at insulin injection sites lipoatrophy and hypertrophy. With lipoatrophy, fatty tissue under the skin disappears, causing dents in the skin at the injection site. Hypertrophy is the overgrowth of cells, usually fat cells, that makes the skin look lumpy. It

  • Tandem infusion set problemsTechnology & Management

     · Tandem infusion set problems. I’ve been on a pump for about 18 years. I switched from Medtronic to Tandem 2 years ago, and I’ve been struggling to find an infusion set that works for me. I also recently (within the last two years) started doing CrossFit and I’ve had some body composition changes, and my abdomen and back are more muscular.

  • infusion sets and sites for thin peoplePumping Insulin

     · Im thinking of starting on the pump. I currently am taking shots, and I have no problems with the BD short needle (8mm) because I pinch the skin. Am I correct in understanding that I shouldnt pinch the skin when inserting an infusion set? I am 57 and weigh 130 lbs. I have only a few locations (lo

  • Insulin Pumps Understanding them and their complications

     · The needle infusion set can be attached via any number of adhesives, but tape can do in a pinch. The needle needs to be re-sited every 2-3 days. [2,3] Complications from insulin pump use. The most common complications of insulin pump therapy involve the skin and soft tissue. Local reactions to tape and adhesives are common.

  • Insulin Pump Risks and Benefits A Clinical Appraisal of

    Insulin pump therapy, also known as continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), is an important and evolving form of insulin delivery, which is mainly used for people with type 1 diabetes. However, even with modern insulin pumps, errors of insulin infusion can occur due to pump failure, insulin infusion set (IIS) blockage, infusion site problems, insulin stability issues, user error, or a

  • Nonmetabolic complications of continuous subcutaneous

    Questions included pump manufacturer, insulin, infusion set type and duration of use, frequency of infusion set and site problems, pump malfunctions, and patient-related problems such as weight change since starting CSII. RESULTS Median (range) duration of CSII was 3.3 (0.5-32.0) years, and mean ± SD duration of infusion set use was 3.2 ± 0

  • Infusion sites leaking insulin? Diabetes Forum • The

     · I've been type 1 for 14 years now and for abut 8 years I also put infusion sites on my stomach. Then they started to leak insulin, the insulin wasn’t going into my skin but coming on my skin out of the site and down my arm. My doctors suggested to change site spots so I then changed to my arms because I am a dancer and cannot use my legs.

  • infusion sets and sites for thin peoplePumping Insulin

     · Im thinking of starting on the pump. I currently am taking shots, and I have no problems with the BD short needle (8mm) because I pinch the skin. Am I correct in understanding that I shouldnt pinch the skin when inserting an infusion set? I am 57 and weigh 130 lbs. I have only a few locations (lo

  • Troubleshooting Common Insulin Pump and CGM Problems

     · Pump Problem 2 Snagged Tubing. The @%$#&! pump tubing gets caught on every doorknob. There’s an odd magnetic attraction between doorknobs and infusion set tubing, it

  • Insulin pump risks and benefits a clinical appraisal of

    Insulin pump therapy, also known as continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII), is an important and evolving form of insulin delivery, which is mainly used for people with type 1 diabetes. However, even with modern insulin pumps, errors of insulin infusion can occur due to pump failure, insulin

  • Where do I inject my insulin, put my insulin pump site or

     · Insulin pump infusion set insertion site guidelines. Avoid inserting the infusion set Into 5cm diameter area around your belly button. Where your body naturally bends a great deal. In areas where clothing might cause irritation such as your beltline. Where you have scarred, hardened tissue or stretch marks. Less than 2cm away from any sensor site.

  • Infection From An Insulin PumpASweetLife

     · I have only been on the omnipod pump for 6 months butabout 5 days ago my bs soared to over 400 with no explanation. I checked infusion site and soon realized it was not absorbing insulin and my stomach around site was swollen. I removed the pod/needle and have a huge red swollen, hot lump on my belly. I called my endo and she put me on antibiotic.

  • Insulin Pumps Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics

     · It is widely recognized that insulin infusion sets and cannulae present a weak point in insulin pump therapy, with problems such as restriction of insulin delivery due to kinking and insulin aggregation-induced occlusion lipohypertrophy, infection, and inflammation at the infusion site and limitation of the wear time of a single set at a

  • Infection From An Insulin PumpASweetLife

     · 3 days ago my pump site became red and sore. I changed the site cleaned the area and applied antibiotic ointment. By the next day, my whole hip is swollen, red, and soooo painful. Went to doctor, I am on 2 different antibiotics. I go back in 3 days. Ive been a diabetic for 40 years! I’ve been on an insulin pump for 15 years.

  • My Pump Almost Killed Me TwiceDiabetes Health

     · The main issue I have with the insulin pump is that it uses only fast-acting insulin. With multiple daily injections, if you inject into a poor injection site, at least you have the background basal insulin that is injected once or twice per day to get you through until you can inject another bolus shot.

  • Medtronic Insulin Pump Quick-Set ProblemsDiabetes

    Medtronic Insulin Pump Quick-Set Problems. I have been on the Medtronics Pump 715 since April 2006 and had good control until August 2007. I began to have problems with the quicksets canul bending inside of the penetration and could not identify that the problem was occuring until blood sugar began to rise. After about 3 events of this problem