Any one else like me, most of the time I love my pump! Except when my blood sugar spikes to super high levels. I seem to have traced it back to canuala troubles. But it seems to be happening more and more. When my blood sugars get so high, I become unbearable. But sometimes I get really sick and tired of fighting the battles, diet, excerise, insulin.

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Comment by Donna H on January 5, 2013 at 4:29pm

I'm living this annoyance at this very moment. I changed my site today. I tested a few minutes ago and I'm soaring above the atmosphere. Now I have the dilema I always have -- do I correct and wait it out assuming stress or some other fluke drove me high for a moment or do I just yank it out right away assuming I bent the canula? This situation is probably my only meaningful pump use complaint but it sure is an annoying one. I can't tell you the frustration I feel when I answer that internal debate with "just pull it out and start over, you know it's the canula" only to discover that the canula was perfectly the opposite (then I risk the same dilema with the next set). Or the opposite, I wait it out too long, and find a bent canula when I pull the thing and I kick myself for waiting. Granted -- in the scheme of things and all the woes that can happen with diabetes, this is a minor annoyance -- but an annoyance nonetheless. For the record, I opted not to yank right away. I will give it only 1 hour though. If I doesn't start trending down in a meaningful way, it's new site time. ARGH.

Comment by Richard P Cosgrove on January 6, 2013 at 7:54am

Had the same problem last week. Was having moderately high numbers so I pulled the set and the cannula was bent. I replaced and the next day had the same problem with higher numbers. Assuming the bent cannula scenario, I pulled it and it was fine. I did this twice more the same day. Couldn't figure out the problem but corrected until my bs was back in the normal range for me. So been there, done that.

Comment by Rusty on January 8, 2013 at 9:17pm

I had the "bent cannula" problem with my Medtronic Quick-set with the 9mm infusion set several times last month.
After speaking with Medtronic's customer service, I have been trying to not use the quick-set device, and standing up before inserting the cannula by hand. This way has all but stopped the previous 90 degree bends that I was getting using the push button device. After speaking to my doctor, who also uses the pump, he wrote me a "script" for more cannula sets per month. This method might not work for everyone, but has sure helped me! Best regards!


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