AADE is Recommending Not Longer than 48 hours for Infusion Sets

Dr John
By Dr John Latest Reply 2013-03-29 17:51:07 -0500
Started 2013-03-27 10:42:49 -0500

The American Association of Diabetic Educators (AADE) is recommending to use infusion sets for not longer than 48 hours because there a significant degradation of absorption after 48 hours.


12 replies

Robbie - 24474
Robbie - 24474 2013-03-29 10:51:09 -0500 Report

I go 3-4 days. There have been occasions where I've felt like the absorption hasn't been great after the third day or so, but it's been inconsistent. I've never experienced an occlusion that alerted the pump, so I usually rule that out. If I suspect the absorption at the site is poor, I just change it and start with a new set & reservoir.

JiMMy DCC 2013-03-28 20:05:25 -0500 Report

I have mine in for 3 to 4 days. I've not yet ever seen a decline in the absorption. What ever I bus for works. My basal rate always stays consistent.

manapua72 2013-03-27 17:28:53 -0500 Report

I haven't noticed that happening … I keep my set in till I run out of insulin … Pretty much 3 days sometimes a little less then 3 days …

sparrow29 2013-03-27 17:09:05 -0500 Report

I agree but my insurance company says I have to keep it in 72 hours!! After 48 mine doesn't work so I'm having to sometimes use shots to keep my Bg's down

Dr John
Dr John 2013-03-27 21:10:33 -0500 Report

Have your doctor contact your insurance carrier to tell them that changing your infusion sets after 48 hours is a medical necessity. Insurance companies try to get away with whatever they can.


manapua72 2013-03-29 17:47:44 -0500 Report

So if you are right and the various pump makers are giving us the wrong info , is there gonna be a class action law suit ??? Medical necessity to change every 48 hours … Sorry but many doctors don't agree with you doctor John … I don't think the makers of my pump would give me false info . You are doctor awesome share your opinion but practice medicine else where … Not on this site … I'll go with Medtronics pump instructions before I go with yours … My doctor is also very involved with my pump therapy and got me doing the 3 day change …

Dr John
Dr John 2013-03-29 17:51:07 -0500 Report

You really aggravate me. It is not my recommendations. It is the recommendation of the AADE. I will learn to not share info in the future.

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