Re: Moving to a pump

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Annette A
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Yes, as @tim says, sometimes they just stop working without warning, or start to stop working (so some gets in but not enough to stop a high creeping up on you – those can sometimes be dealt with temporarily by bolusing every couple of hours – to get through the evening for example, then change cannula when you get in). And sometimes, I get occlusions that are solved by unplugging the tubing from the cannula, pushing a minute amount of insulin through the tube (to check its not blocked) then reattaching and turning back on. Conclusion – its the inner bit that has got a bit blocked that just waggling it a bit (by removing and reattaching the tube) clears it out. Doesnt happen very often to me – about every couple of months, I’d guess, but it varies.