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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: 399


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

Poll dates: April 1 - 8, 2007
Total Votes: 399

Insulin pump users must change their infusion sets periodically to prevent infection and the build up of scar tissue at the infusion site. Just about 60% of our readers report changing their sets every three days -- essentially unchanged over the past several years.

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

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