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


Every day






Every two days






Every three days






Every four days






Every five days or more






Total votes: 438


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

Poll dates: July 25 - August 1, 2004
Total Votes: 438

Insulin pump users must change their infusion sets periodically to prevent infection and the build up of scar tissue at the infusion site. Almost 60% of our readers report changing their sets every three days, a little more than last year (58% versus 54%). One in five report changing their set every two days.

Changing your infusion set more often reduces the risk of scar tissue build up, but also costs more money.

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

Response     Jul 2004     Jul 2003  
Every day 2% 1%
Every two days 20% 24%
Every three days 58% 54%
Every four days 8% 10%
Every five days or more 10% 9%

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Last Updated: Wednesday March 16, 2005 16:37:52
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