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Re: [IP] sensor training

I was afraid of the needle too, but now I think it easier to use and less
painful than my infusion set!  I do seem to have more "site issues" as in
bumps and welts with the sensor.  I think some of it is related to the
air/water tight covering I put over it.  I am now on a few day break to let
my skin breathe.  Cynthia

On 6/11/08, Elizabeth Blake <email @ redacted> wrote:
> --- On Wed, 6/11/08, email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
> wrote:
> > Hi Liz,
> >
> >  I suspect you are one of the few people who could pull it
> > off. I would make
> > another effort to get hold of the MM rep - I felt fortunate
> > that I was able to
> > get my training the same week I got my CGMS. I spent more
> > time with that trainer
> > than when I first got my pump. She was really helpful.
> I called Minimed today and spoke with the same guy as last week. He said
> that
> the nurse who handles my area was out last week and is probably backed up
> but
> that I am supposed to get a call within 10 days. He said to call back if I
> haven't heard from him (the nurse) by Monday.
> >  The size of the sensor needles is a little intimidating,
> > and using the inserter
> > is a little tricky. If you do try it on your own, just
> > remember to use a greater
> > angle than the manual suggests. I think everything else -
> > the little tricks they
> > don't document - you can learn off the web. I'm
> > sure you've done a lot of
> > reading about it. Pay particular attention to the posts
> > from the Greek guy -
> > Nikos, I think his name is.
> I looked at the inserter and it looks likes a Sil-Serter Junior. I didn't
> like
> the Sil-Serter much - it's scarier than the sets! I am a little worried
> about
> the needle, though. I'll go back through the archives and read some of the
> posts
> about which, which I had ignored all along.
> --
> Liz
> Type 1 dx 4/1987
> Minimed 715 5/2005 / Minimed 722 6/08
> .
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