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  What do you do with your infusion set tubing?  
      I let the tubing hang out  
  30%     53  
      I wrap the tubing around my pump  
  2%     3  
      I wrap the tubing around something else  
  3%     5  
      I stuff the tubing inside clothing  
  49%     87  
      I've tried to organize the tubing but nothing works for me  
  1%     2  
      I got tired of tubing and went back to injections  
  1%      1  
      I got tired of tubing and got an Omnipod  
  6%     10  
      I don't use an insulin pump  
  10%     17  

Total votes: 178

What do you do with your infusion set tubing?

Poll dates: December 15 - 22, 2010
Total Votes: 178

Study after study has shown the benefits of insulin pump therapy, so more and more CWD families use pumps. One challenge pump users have is what to do with the infusion set tubing. Almost a third (30%) of CWD users let the tubing hang out, and about half (49%) stuff it inside their clothing. A small number wrap it around something.

A small but growing number of pump users who struggle with tubing are switching to the OmniPod, which is a patch-like pump that has no tubing.

If you're finding that the tubing is a problem, infusion set maker Unomedical has a product called tubeguard™ that might help. Ask your pump company for one.

For an amusing look at pump tubing, see Kerri Sparling's vlog Tangled.

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Last Updated: Wednesday December 22, 2010 10:31:06
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