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Re: [IP] To pinch or not to pinch?



I used quick sets and MIOs and never pinched. I didn't start pinching until
I started using the omnipod and even they say you don't have to pinch.


On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 2:25 PM, Liliana Wells <email @ redacted> wrote:

> I have always used some sort of inserter as I am too chicken to do it on my
> own.  My husband helps me also and he is too afraid of hurting me if he
> were to do it without an inserter for any type of infusion.
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 2:12 PM, Amanda Laforet <email @ redacted
> >wrote:
>
> > I'm on Insets right now, but have been on Quickset, Sof-Set and Mios.
> Never
> > pinched, always had some form of tape down as I am allergic to the
> adhesive
> > around the cannula. I found when pinching I messed up the placement of
> > tape.
> >
> > Used the inserters for Quick-Set Sof-Set.
> > On Jan 29, 2014 12:48 PM, "Steven Schoch" <
> > schoch6+email @ redacted> wrote:
> >
> > > I have used the Quick-set (without inserter), the Silhouette (with and
> > > without), the mio, and I'm currently using the Sof-set (without) until
> > > my supply runs out.
> > >
> > > I was initially skeptical about the inserter devices, but after
> > > experimenting, I find they work much better than doing it myself. When
> > > using an inserter, the set goes in with no problem the first time.
> > > Without the inserter, the needle usually bends my skin and doesn't go
> > > in until I pinch. After the Sof-set, I will switch to the Quick-set,
> > > and get an inserter.
> > >
> > > When I started pumping (last July), I thought the Silhouette would
> > > work best, as I am fairly thin (6'1", 175), and was used to the
> > > Sof-sensor, but after some experimentation, I found that 900 works
> > > better for me.
> > >
> > > The mio. is nice, but it generates more plastic landfill waste than
> > > the other sets.
> > >
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