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Re: [IP] Should have taught my son to use the pen!

> the 2 days he kept it in).  He uses emla cream, but I just got a letter from 
> him at camp where he did a set change without it.  He learned using softsets 
> with the Minimed softsetter, but he didn't like that because the cannula went 
> too deep.  He now uses silhouettes and does fine inserting them.  

Have him try 3 icecubes in a baggie for 5 minutes on the site. If he's 
away, in a pinch a can of cold soda works well too. Both will numb the 
skin and make the insertion much easier. Cool the site then dry an prep it.

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