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For those who use this amazing insulin pump or are interested in know something about it.

 

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Comment by barryb on July 13, 2014 at 5:35pm

Coming up on my first complete week. What a freedom. I feel so much better, even though I was able to keep a1c at 6.0 on injections, I didn't feel all that well. Now the BG levels are more uniform and I definitely feel better. Love the pump and the fact that I can do everything from the meter without touching the pump.

Comment by barryb on July 11, 2014 at 2:14pm

Just started pumping July 8. Fantastic experience from qualifying, through procuring and training. In just 3 days, I feel so much better than I did before, you couldn't pay me to go back to injections!

Comment by Khürt Williams on July 11, 2014 at 1:58pm

@Mike, Yikes! Thanks for the photos. This is what I do now. Only challenge is putting things together in the morning before the belt goes on. I'm learning that the insulin pump has downsides that are not mentioned anywhere in the marketig or training documents.

Comment by Mike Ratrie on June 9, 2014 at 7:07am

Mick48,

Welcome to the Accu-chek group!

Comment by Mick48 on June 8, 2014 at 11:09pm
Thank you for having me on these group I'm Accu-chek user I got a new one
Comment by Marie B on May 29, 2014 at 11:54am

I just saw this on Twitter about a defect in some fastclix devices
https://www.accu-chek.com/us/fastclix-alert.html

trouble is, I can't read the lot number on any of my 3 fastclix. should I worry? I've had all of them for a while now.

Comment by Mike Ratrie on May 25, 2014 at 7:34pm

Elizabeth,

So sorry that things aren't working out smoothly. As with anything new, there is a learning curve. Try and keep your eyes on a future with better control and better long-term health.

Which insulin is he using? What infusion sets and tubing length?

How is he handling the pump at night? Is it just loose in the bed with him?

FWIW, when I (rarely) get an E4, I detach the tubing from the infusion set and bolus 0.2U to see if I get droplets out at the end. If so, I will begin to suspect the infusion set.

Also, if the infusion set has been in for a day and all other things have been working fine, after doing the tubing test above, I proceed as though nothing has happened. Many times the problem goes away on its own, and I suspect it is just an error tied in to a number of different possibilities.

When prepping to fill a new cartridge, I always pull and twist the plunger twice before any insulin is introduced. My trainer from 1999, told me this helps "lubricate" the cartridge/plunger interface for smoother operation.

Remember that a 400 from a tubing disconnect is way better than a 400 from some unknown cause. In time, a 65 won't seem as "super" low as it does now, even though we all hate them with a passion!

Comment by Elizabeth on May 25, 2014 at 2:47pm

thanks Mike! I appreciate your help...we will have to wait & see what happens next..not sure how willing he is to try it again anytime soon...thinking back he sure was irritable yesterday but usually we ignore that him being 18 & a soon to be graduating senior :)

Comment by Elizabeth on May 25, 2014 at 2:45pm

Comment by Mike on May 25, 2014 at 1:46pm

Elizabeth,

Have you talked with the trainer yet? In the beginning there is a lot of trial and error but this sounds a little extreme. I actually had my first E4 this morning (occlusion) but I wasn't even wearing it at the time (had taken it off to take a shower). I do that every morning and this was the first time it had done that. At night I literally just have it loose in the bed with me. Every now and then I will roll over it but for the most part it is never an issue and never had an issue with it coming disconnected.

Mike

 

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