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  For insulin pump users, how often do you usually change your infusion set?  
      Every day  
  0%      0  
      Every two days  
  24%     21  
      Every three days  
  61%     54  
      Every four days  
  13%     12  
      Every five days or more  
  2%     2  

Total votes: 89
 

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

Poll dates: February 13 - 20, 2013
Total Votes: 89

Insulin pump users must change their infusion sets every couple of days to prevent infection and the build up of scar tissue at the infusion site. Changing your infusion set more often is essential to ensure good control and to reduce the risk of scar tissue build up, but it does cost more money.

A study looking at infusion set wear time, published in 2010, found that "Clinically relevant adverse events started to occur during the 3rd day and their incidence increased constantly with longer use." Based on that study, pump users should seriously consider changing their infusion sets every two days, rather than three.

Poll Results

The table below shows how this poll compares with the results from previous polls:

Response     Feb 2013     Feb 2012     Feb 2011     Feb 2010     Feb 2009     Mar 2008     Apr 2007     Jul 2005     Jul 2004     Jul 2003  
Every day 0% 1% 1% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1%
Every two days 24% 13% 20% 14% 16% 15% 22% 21% 20% 24%
Every three days 61% 67% 67% 63% 66% 68% 59% 63% 58% 54%
Every four days 13% 17% 9% 14% 10% 10% 11% 9% 8% 10%
Every five days or more 2% 3% 3% 7% 6% 5% 4% 5% 10% 9%

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