Wednesday, April 9, 2014

(Not Very) Wordless Wednesday - Crumpled

After inserting a new sensor yesterday I began getting “Sensor Error” messages during the warm-up period.  I called the HelpLine, who went over insertion techniques and did a bit more trouble-shooting, and we decided to give the sensor some more time to see if it worked itself out.  I was later able to start and calibrate it and it worked fine . . . . . for a few hours, until the Sensor Errors started up again.  I decided to pull it this morning and saw the problem immediately.  The sensor cannula was crumpled up under my skin (left picture) and even after stretching it out you can see it was completely kinked (right picture).  But I’m glad to say the new sensor I put in this morning is faring much better!

** My Medtronic disclosure can be found here. **


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    1. It didn't really HURT, but when I inserted it I did feel a bit of a pinch that I don't usually feel. But after that it felt normal (meaning I didn't feel it at all). I need to call the HelpLine again because they will replace the sensor.

  2. I'm wondering if you have some sort of super-human trait (a la Superman) that makes metal objects impenetrable. Glad you got it worked out in the end.

  3. Whoa that does look painful! Glad it didn't really hurt.

  4. Buns of steel!

    I'm glad it didn't hurt. It looks extremely painful to the uninitiated.


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