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RE: [IP] Inserting Silhouettes
At 10:45 PM 6/13/00 -0400, you wrote:
> Does anyone know if there is a website that shows or explains how to
> insert the silhouette.
You can find a pretty good illustrated explanation on Disetronic's website
There is also a link to it from the IP website in our How To section:
Or you can search the IP mail archives. There's a very nice set of
directions written by Mary Jean Renstrom entitled, "Silhouette Insertion -
Here's how," dated Feb 9, 2000. (I used these directions the first time I
inserted one and they were invaluable. Thanks, Mary Jean!
I include the text hereafter.
<<snip>> Otherwise, here is the basic procedure, without the benefit of the
1. Peel off the front half of the paper backing (the front is the side by
the needle, the back is the tubing end). Fold the tape back and stick it to
the end of your index finger to keep it out of the way.
2. Pinch up the skin at your insertion site, and grasp the Sil between your
thumb and middle finger (take off the needle guard), and insert the set at
a shallow angle.
3. Roll down the front half of the tape and stick it to your skin.
4. Place a finger over the little window in the Silhouette, where the
cannula goes into your skin, while you remove the insertion needle. You
have to squeeze the sides inward to release the needle.
5. Flip the set up so you can peel off the back half of the paper backing.
As you remove the paper, smooth the set down onto your skin. Hold your hand
over the whole set, pressing gently, for a few seconds to warm the adhesive
and create a better bond.
6. Prime the tubing so there is insulin dripping out of the small needle in
the end. Connect the tubing to the cannula. There is a "right" side and a
"wrong" side. The two halves won't go together if you have the wrong side
up. Make sure you hear it click into place.
7. Prime the cannula with about 7 tenths of a unit.
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