Insulin Pump Continuos Testing Sensors

Kelly Ann
By Kelly Ann Latest Reply 2008-10-04 04:40:56 -0500
Started 2008-08-02 07:13:27 -0500

Hello all :) I was wondering if anyone else is having problems with their sensors, in regards with the placement of the sensor and the regular pump infusion set…and timing them out (the infusion set stays in for 2-3 days whereas the sensors stay in 3-4…or even 5 days at a time) I am finding it hard to do placment of both, including for comfort. I also find the alarms go off all the time…unfortunately more frequently at night when I am sleeping…does anyone else share this problem and/or have solutions that work for them. Honestly I haven't used the sensor for some time and want to use them again as my BG levels were very good when I used them. I just find them frustrating & challenging. I have been using the insulin pump since 1997 and I really thought I would get used to the sensors like I had the regular infusion set…which is really like an added appendage to me. Thank you in advance for any suggestions and/or tips.

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momoftype1 2008-10-04 04:40:56 -0500 Report

I am not familiar with the cgms-we have discussed it with our endo, but they suggest the pump for 6 mos before we look at the cgms. I am not sure about the site changes because with the pump we are only doing 2 to 2 1/2 days per site-I have heard that the combo of pump and cgms is wonderful and we have seen a change in A1C from 8.1 to 7.5 with only 30 days on the pump…good luck with the comfort issue we have heard the silhoute (sp) is an angled site and offers more comfort in areas that have a little less fat.

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