Ross asks: Just strarted on a pump and despite being told I shouldn’t feel the set/canula I regularly have a small pain under the skin. Have only had two sets attached so far so wonder if you just have to get used to it. Any thoughts?
Sometimes if I bend to the side, yesterday when driving and going over bumps, and last night I couldn’t sleep on my side because it was too painful. I have spoken with the DLN about tis and I may try the other style of set.
Hmm, that doesn’t sound too good. Mine’s been fine – I know it’s there if I think about it but otherwise no problem. Have you been inserting it in your eye or something – I tried that but it hurt too much.
Hi Ross, are you on a medtronic pump like @tim?
Def worth looking at other infusion sets, from what I gather it comes down to personal preference but also build/activities etc.. Perhaps something like the quick set would be better if you are not using that one.
@tim You have to stop poking that damn infusion set in your eye! Hey perhaps that is how “that pump company” sort out the puppies??
Hi Ross, I sometimes get a pain/discomfort when the pump ‘pumps’ (every 3 mins) if I’m in the wrong position (I’m guessing it is aiming at a nerve or something) – if I change position when I bolus, it isnt too bad, but can last for the whole time I’ve got the cannula in. Other times, I can’t feel it at all.
Ross, I find painful infusion sets are really rare for me, I’ve always suspected the cause to be a case of an infusion set literally getting on my nerves. If you’re getting pain with every set, definitely try changing to another kind. Pain can also be caused by the cannula being too long – ie you’ve got a cannula length designed to get through the hide of a sumo wrestler and you barely have enough body fat to survive a Scottish summer so the cannula is poking too deeply into you.
@roscomac@mikeinspain – puh! On MDI I *always* injected into my eye (rotating from eye to eye, of course, to avoid problems with using the same injection site) My needle of choice was a blunt 4 inch horse needle. So I’m just doing the same thing with the canulas.
Hi Ross My infusion set can be sore if its a bit close to the bone (I tend to place them around my hip area as stomach been used to much by injecting.) Also the infusion will sometimes itch especially if its close to wearing up to 48 hours. Like everyone else says try a different type.