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Medtronic 7 day infusion sets

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Peter03, Jan 18, 2022.

  1. Peter03

    Peter03 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering if the Medtronic extended infusion set actually lasts 7 days, as I have just been told to change to them, I have to say I have only used the 3 day infusion sets for the last 18 years
     
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    Chas C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not Medtronic but wouldn't there be an issue with the amount of insulin pooling in one place, I'm not sure I'd want 7 days insulin in one place, that would cause absorption issues and lumps too, at best today I last 2 to 2.5 days. Is it just the tubing that lasts 7 days and you change the cannula every 2-3 days ? or the whole thing.
     
  3. Peter03

    Peter03 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It,s the cannula that lasts 7 days, if you use more insulin than the reservoir then you just refill the reservoir, I am trying one now so we will see although I cannot see medtronic saying 7days if they don't work for 7 days, but I agree with you I only get 2 to 3 days out of my minimed quicksets
     
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    Hopeful34 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd be concerned about this too, as I sometimes have to change my cannulas before 3 days due to absorption issues. I know my diabetes ruse had reservations about them as well, so will be interested to see how you get on, as I'm due a new pump this year.
     
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  5. Peter03

    Peter03 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's day 6 and I have to say my infusion set is still working o.k., I have decided to change it today as I am using a lot of insulin as I had my covid booster jab last week and as with my other covid jabs my bg,s need a lot more insulin to keep my bg levels okay, so I will see how my next one which is a 9mm one not the 6mm the hospital gave me last week, At the moment I am very impressed with the Medtronic extended infusion set as before I could only get 2 to 3 days out of my infusion sets, I will try to keep this one on for the full 7 days
     
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    Jollymon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Some days I can barely get an infusion set to last a day and it’s supposed to last 3 days. If it’s supposed to last 7 and doesn’t, I see a serious issue with supplies.
     
  7. Deejaypdex

    Deejaypdex LADA · Member

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    Hey @Peter03 thanks for sharing your experiences with us! I’m very excited to get hold of the 7 day infusion set and give it a try. I’ve been told it hasn’t launched in the UK yet. Are you in the UK, and has it now launched, or are you part of a trial?
     
  8. Peter03

    Peter03 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It was my desision to change it on the 6th day it was still working fine, I don't understand what the serious issue would be, I quite often changed my previous infusion sets after 2decision
     
    #8 Peter03, Jan 24, 2022 at 12:08 PM
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    Peter03 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh I see, no I live in France, very pleased with the first one I will see how the next few go till I say they are great or not
     
  10. Peter03

    Peter03 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just started my 5th extended 7 day infusion set, I have been pleased with them I normally get 6 days from them, I have just received another 3 months supply of the extended infusion sets and extended reservoirs, I normally only get 2 max 3 days from normal infusion sets so pleased I do not get any infusion site problems because I did with the normal infusion sets
     
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    Deejaypdex LADA · Member

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    Thanks for updating us, really excited to try them! Very glad they are working out well for you
     
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    xenomorph2020 · Active Member

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    Has anyone in UK got Medtronic to say when its coming to UK?
    When I spoke to them in March they just did not know 7 day sets were real lol
     
  13. Peter03

    Peter03 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't know when they will be available in the UK but I have used them here in France for the last few months and can say they work, although I normally only get 5 or 6 days but that is so much better than 2 or 3 days
     
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    I’ve been on Medtronic pump, 640G for many years and a diabetic for 66 years. I have to test 6-8 x a day because of no hypo awareness. I change my Quickset every four days with no problems with insulin delivery or more high BGs. Why is there a difference? How can some people have change their insulin every day or two and every four days? I’ve gone five days a few times and there has never been a problem. I have changed the Quickset only because Medtronic say 2-3 days and every diabetic nurse freaks out if you say you change it every four days. I test BG very carefully on the 4th day to make sure and the readings look the same. I would change more often if there was the slightest detectible difference. What affects this? If it isn’t the insulin in the cannula solidifying or whatever I was told, what is it?
    Adam
     
  15. Peter03

    Peter03 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    For me it was that it either just stopped working and bg,s shot up or after 3 days I would get irritation at the infusion site, I have been using the extended infusion sets for 6 months now and have been getting six or seven days out of them lately which I am very pleased with
     
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