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RE: [IP] Got Minimed today!-am overwhelmed

When using the SoftSet and the "skin" that comes in the package, how does
everyone else get everything through that hole?


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> From: 	Ruth Elowitz[SMTP:email @ redacted]
> Sent: 	Friday, January 15, 1999 12:54 PM
> To: 	email @ redacted
> Subject: 	Re: [IP] Got Minimed today!-am overwhelmed
> Ginny,
> >
> > I use the bent needle in my D pump. Will those work with the minimed?
> Yes
> > The INSERTER looks like it will hurt!  Does the sof set have a flexibl;e
> > needle
> > or is it a metal needle?? I thought when it was shown to me it had a
> little
> > plastivc like needle..
> > Which set ups  do you all like?
> The sof serter hurts much less than doing it by hand. (I've been using sof
> sets
> since they were invented and the sof serter only appeared on the scene a
> few years
> later).  It also eliminates most of the crimping problems that were so
> common
> without it.  The thing that is disturbing about the sof serter is just the
> noise
> it makes when it releases.  But the noise has nothing to do with how it
> feels.
> The metal needle in the sof sets is just like the one in the silhouettes
> -- they
> are both used as inserters.  After you get the set in place you remove the
> metal
> needle and leave the plastic sheath inside.  The plastic eliminates many
> of the
> old problems that the metal needles caused (skin reactions and abrasion).
> There
> are a small number of people who do not have trouble wearing metal needles
> long
> term.  If you are one of these, you may not mind the ond bent needle sets.
> The tape and many other supplies for minimed and disentronic are
> interchangeable
> -- it doesn't matter which pump you have.  I think they weigh the same and
> are
> really the same size too unless the 507 minimed has gotten larger than
> earlier
> pumps.
> Hope that helps a little.
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