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



Thanks, Pam.

On Sat, Jan 31, 2015 at 12:56 PM, Pam <
email @ redacted> 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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