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Re: [IP] Blood in canula

> For the last 4 site changes, I've experienced bleeding when I take
> out the old Sil.  This last time I had blood in the canula and
> somewhat unporedictable bg readings for the 15 hours before the
> actual change.  I pull the skin well away from the muscle before I
> insert the new Sil. I'm thin.  Does anyone have any ideas why I am
> getting blood in the canula? 

Probably inserting too deep. The instructions say 30 - 45 degree 
angle. Many people use 15-30. Unless you have lots of padding, the 
steeper insertion angle can go too far in.

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