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Re: [IP] Karen, pump sites and pregnancy



Do the tenders have metal needles?  Or are they like the Sof Sets where you use
the needle to insert but leave only the plastic in you?

Karen Alasin wrote:

> >Karen, have you ever tried the other kind of infusion set, known variously
> >as Tenders (Disetronics), Silhouettes (MiniMed) or Comforts (Chronimed)?
> >They can go in at any angle you wish and many thinner people, including
> myself,
> >find they work so much better than SofSets.
> >
> >Thing is these sets work sideways, the canula comes out of the side of
> >a flat, split disk and can be inserted at an angle of your choosing. The
> >canula can bend if the base is pushed in when you run it into something, and
> >it's flat enough that it doesn't catch readily on things and get twisted
> >loose. Also the tape attached to the base holds it SO much better than the
> >SofSets ever will, and it doesn't usually need overtaping. Just a LOT better
> >design, IMHO.
> >
> >Check on them, you might be surprised!
> >
> >Ted Quick
> >email @ redacted
> >
>
> I have tried the Tenders under all their different names.  Unfortunately I
> am a poker not a jabber so I can never get the damn things in right and the
> stress it causes is just not worth it.  (I get so nervous and uptight that
> I literally shake when I try to put the things in!)
>
> I used the bent needles exclusively until the sof-serter came out and never
> had any problems with either until now.  I think the fat layer is
> stretching out out over my growing belly and is therefore thinner than it
> normally would be.
>
> If it annoys me enough I will probably try again eventually but not right now!
>
> Thanks
> Karen
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