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For insulin pump users, how often do you usually change your infusion set?

 
     

Every day

 
 

1%

 

  2

 
     

Every two days

 
 

15%

 

  71

 
     

Every three days

 
 

68%

 

  314

 
     

Every four days

 
 

10%

 

  47

 
     

Every five days or more

 
 

5%

 

  26

 


Total votes: 460

 

For insulin pump users, how often do you usually change your infusion set?

Poll dates: March 30 - April 6, 2008
Total Votes: 460

Insulin pump users must change their infusion sets periodically to prevent infection and the build up of scar tissue at the infusion site. Almost 79% of our readers report changing their sets every three days -- an increase from last year.

Changing your infusion set more often is essential to reduce the risk of scar tissue build up, but it does cost more money.

The table below shows how this poll compares with the results from the last time we ran this poll in 2003:

Response     Mar 2008     Apr 2007     Jul 2005     Jul 2004     Jul 2003  
Every day 1% 1% 1% 2% 1%
Every two days 1% 22% 21% 20% 24%
Every three days 68% 59% 63% 58% 54%
Every four days 10% 11% 9% 8% 10%
Every five days or more 5% 4% 5% 10% 9%

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