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Re: [IP] Re: (IP) quick set users/Silhouettes



Hi Pam,
 Can you explain a little more about the pinching of skin before insertion? I'm
not sure if I'm doing it correctly. I like the idea of lotion first, but doesn't
that make the adhesive not stick as well?
Thanks,
Carol

On Jan 31, 2015, at 9:56 AM, Pam wrote:

> I used to find the Sils excruciatingly painful to insert manually so I always
 > had to use the inserter. That was often painful too, but only a little sting
for
 > a second. The angle is important as far as wearing them successfully as is
how
> you pinch up the skin for insertion. I was getting bent insertion needles and
 > cannulas often after ten years of wearing them so I had a Minimed trainer
come
 > out to review my technique. She taught me to pinch up my skin differently
even
 > where I'm lean (with the palm of my hand in a wide shallow v) and also she
saw
 > that I was angling them too steeply. That helped a lot when using the
inserter.
 > The biggest thing though was I started using moisturizing lotion on my
stomach.
> That's where it was horribly painful to insert manually. Voila - now I can
 > insert manually 90% of the time without much or any pain and I never have
bent
> needles or cannulas. My blood sugars are a lot better and I've only had one
> problem with a bad site since last summer.
> 
> At the same time as all that I also started using different real estate (
 > that's when I tried Quick Sets again with terrible results) and gave my
stomach
> a break. Now I've been using my stomach again as part of my rotation and my
 > results have been great. So my message is to try different things, review
your
 > techniques and use moisture get lotion on places you wear your sets! Good
luck.
> Pam
> 
> Sent from my iPad
> 
>> On Jan 31, 2015, at 9:05 AM, insulin-pumpers-digest
> <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> 
>> Sorry about that, Pam - I have tried Silhouettes too.  They were very
>> painful to insert and wear.  
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