Knocked out my infusionset


#1

Ĺast night around 2am I got up to use the washroom. I had my infusionset in the front of my leg. When I pulled up my pajama pants I accidentally pulled out the inset. I changed it right away and went to bed. Bas mistake. I should have set a reminder to wake me up after 2 hours to make sure it was working. I woke at 6am and I felt ok but when I tested I was 15.9mmol and had moderate amounts of ketones( I didn’t have a sensor in.). So I took a shot and drank some water and it slowly came down. After eating I went back up again and so I did a correction. It went down a little but not to the extent that it usually does. It was in a vein I figured so I took it out and replaced it. It was quite an eventful morning.


#2

Infusions sets in the leg are great but do tend to pull out when you raise or lower your pants (or pj’s in your case).

A strip of plastic surgical tape or Opsite over the inset makes the 3 days site bullet proof.


#3

I usually do that but the last few times I didn’t have a problem so I figured it would be okay. Live and learn.


#4

So I changed my infusionset, had no more ketones and figured I was homefree. Lunch was uneventful, no problems, then supper came along. I counted my carbs accurately and when I started to rise just before eating I thought nothing of it. 15 minutes later it was up to 15mmol, then 18.7mmol. I changed my infusionset again. I used 3 infusionsets in 1 day. I have never had this much trouble.


#5

Oh NO!!! BUMMER!!! I’m afraid of using my leg or upper buttocks for this very reason!!! I hope ur bg is back in range & u r feeling better!! HUGS!!


#6

My sugars have been really unpredictable in the last few days. I need to do more basal testing. This sensor that I have in my arm bleed a little on the tape. It has not been a great help right now. I called dexcom and they are sending me another one. Lately when I have ketones I haven’t been feeling I’ll. Usually my stomach feels yucky. I hopefully will get things back on track soon.


#7

I am also wondering if maybe my insulin vial has gone bad. I keep it on the vial on the countertop. I don’t know how many days it has been there. I’ve never had a problem before with what I am doing. When I bolus I wait 10- 15 minutes before eating. The insulin lowers my sugars but not like before. Lately though in the last 3 days my sugars have been erratic. Especially after meals. I eat pretty consistent, same foods almost every day. I am supposed to be getting some more insulin from my pharmacy.


#8

So I recieved my new vials of insulin around 230pm. I tested my basal from 4pm to 715pm. I didn’t get a rise. As a matter of fact I went a little low and corrected with glucose tabs and watched it. It went up a little bit but it didn’t rise like it did the last couple of times. So I snacked at 720pm and I am watching to see what it does. I am thinking my insulin was bad. Tomorrow will be the telltale sign.


#9

I don’t know if this is related to your problem or not, but I have always been told that the insulin is supposed to be refrigerated. When you get it from the pharmacy, does the package say to do this? If it does, I would strongly suggest that you do.


#10

Insulin can be kept at room temp for 28 days from what I read

my wife leaves it out (novolog) when she starts using a new vial and has for years and years


#11

Yes, for now on I am going to keep it refrigerated. When I started pumping in 2008 they told me to keep in at room temperature. I have never had this problem before. I’m not taking anymore chances. In the fridge it goes!!