As I sifted through Twitter news from all our diabetes friends, I came across a notification from @DiabetesMine Recall on Medtronic infusion sets (seek link). Okay, I thought. I'll have to look into that. I forgot all about it until our UPS man dropped off a nice big package for C just a few hours later. Yep. Recall. 1 new box of infusion sets and directions to send any unused sets back to them.
As I read the recall letter, lightbulbs start flickering above my head like a cartoon.
Question 1: Why is Medtronic recalling Lot 8 Quick-set infusion sets?
Answer: We recently identified that approximately 2% of "Lot 8" infusion sets do not allow the insulin pump to vent. This can potentially cause too much or too little insulin to be delivered.
Huh. I remember having to change C's site several times ahead of schedule due to consistently high numbers during the last several weeks. Perhaps we are part of the 2%? When we're part of the small percetage of something, it sure feels like 100% to us!
A side note. Smack-dab in the middle of the recall letter?...could potentially result in too much or too little insulin being delivered and may lead to serious injury or death. Gee, diabetes, you're so subtle.