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Blood from cannula site

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Topher, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. Topher

    Topher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    When you take your cannula out and quite a lot of blood starts to come out as well, what does this mean
     
  2. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    That when you applied the cannula you hit a capillary. You can see this in some cannulas as you can see the blood back up in the fitting.

    It's nothing to worry about.
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's what's known as a gusher :) What does it mean? Answer a mess to clear up unless you had supplies of tissue to stem the flow. It's a bit :eek: when it happens for the first time.
     
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    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    My first one went all over a white shirt :(
     
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    So far I have been very lucky and only one gusher in the 8 or so years I have been pumping and it was a mess as just stood and looked at it in surprise.
     
  6. Topher

    Topher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Cheers guys, was wondering why my bs levels were going down so quickly after bolusing
     
  7. noblehead

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    I had a gusher a few months back, the blood was pouring out and made a right mess of my clothes; don't worry about it @Topher as these things do happen from time to time.
     
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