[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]   Help@Insulin-Pumpers.org
  [Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]   for subscribe/unsubscribe assistance
 
 

Re: [IP] Re: (IP) Quick Set users



Sorry about that, Pam - I have tried Silhouettes too.  They were very
painful to insert and wear.  I can't explain it since I have quite a bit of
fat on me.  The Quicksets have worked well for me until recently.  I wonder
if the manufacturing has changed something.

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 6:26 PM, Pam Brown <
email @ redacted> wrote:

>  I gave up on Quicksets or any straight in sets about ten years ago when I
> was
> having a lot of problems. I've used the Silhouettes ever since with great
> results. A few months ago I tried Quicksets again because I was exploring
> new
> sites and new types of sets to alleviate some scarring and overused site
> issues.
> Out of eight Quicksets five worked great and three were a disaster. By
> that I
> mean I thought they were inserted properly until a couple of hours later
> when I
> felt horribly sick, threw up, etc., and had blood sugars rapidly climbing
> to
> 400. When I removed the set I saw that the cannula was bent and was
> totally on
> the surface of my body, not actually inserted. I used the inserter in all
> cases.
> Apparently it must have gone in, hit muscle or scar tissue and then
> bounced out,
> with me not knowing it. Three out of eight failures was enough to make me
> never
> touch them since. That's why I gave up on them ten years ago too. That
> happened
> too many times.
>
>  That problem didn't happen where I could really pinch up a good inch, but
> if I
> put them anywhere more lean, forget it. Also the places I can pinch an
> inch are
> on my stomach where my clothes would rub against them and also cause them
> to
> dislodge, or on my upper butt and love handles. In those latter areas
> they'd be
> fine all day but then at night when I lay on them there would be problems
> with
> them getting bent or occluded probably because they were being smashed into
> muscle. So I'm back to Silhouettes and don't have any of those problems. I
> can
> put them everywhere, even places where I can't pinch an inch, lie on them,
> etc.,
> and all is well. Pam
>
>
> <The Quickset gave me nothing but problems. When they worked OK, they
> lasted a
> day or two but for the most part they were unreliable for me. I tried most
> of
> the other ones and had bad luck also.>
> .
> Follow us at https://www.twitter.com/insulinpumpers
> Make a long URL short at http://type1.org
> Donate with every purchase http://smile.amazon.com/
> (select your charity = Insulin Pumpers)
.
----------------------------------------------------------
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe/change list versions,
contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
Follow us at https://www.twitter.com/insulinpumpers
Make a long URL short at http://type1.org
Donate with every purchase http://smile.amazon.com/
(select your charity = Insulin Pumpers)