Successful pumping relies on proper infusion set and site management. You can optimize the effectiveness and safety of your pump1 by changing your infusion set and reservoir at least every 3 days and rotating your site.
Changing your infusion set, coupled with site rotation, at least every 3 days will optimize the effectiveness and safety of your pump.
Frequent changing of infusion sites can help prevent:
- Unexplainable Highs1
- Fatty tissue buildup4
- Long-term complications5,6
- Thethi TK, Outland J, Kawji H, et al. Loss of glycemic control over time after infusion line change in patients with type 1 diabetes treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusions, Paper presented at: 89th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society; June 2-5, 2007; Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Abstract OR56-1.
- Editorial Note (p.405): Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Toxic-shock syndrome in a patient using a continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion pump-Idaho. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1983;32(31):404-406, 412.
- Ask the diabetes team. Children With Diabetes Web site. http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/dream/2007-05/d_0d_en6.htm. Updated May 1, 2007. Accessed October 22, 2007.
- Chowdhury TA, Escudier V. Poor glycaemic control caused by insulin induced lipohypertrophy. BMJ. 2003;327:383-384. http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/ 327/7411/383. Accessed October 22, 2007.
- Rice D, Sweeney K. Choosing and using an insulin pump infusion set. Diabetes Self Manag.2006;23(6),62-64,67.
- The Diabetes Control and Complications Trial Research Group. The effect of intensive treatment of diabetes on the development and progression of long-term complications in insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. N Engl J Med. 1993;329(14):977-986