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Re: [IP] Re:MM QuickSet connections



Hi all I dont seem to have a problem with the temporary conection.
What I do is place a finger on each side of the conection on the tape, then
twist it off or put it on that way I don`t worry about twisting the site out
but as always YMMV     mike in Canada
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "April Choulis" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, May 31, 2003 8:19 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Re:MM QuickSet connections


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>  I have found that the piece that is included with each new infusion set
as a
> cover for disconnecting is not very useful. it was hard ot get on and off
for
> some reaosn. My CDE told me it woudl be so she advised me ot cut off the
> connector of old infusion sets and use those instead. They work great.
>
> April
>
> probent <email @ redacted> wrote:
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> I have exactly the same problems. When I asked MM they repeated the
> package instructions. The temporary cover is just about impossible to use.
> MM solved this by saying that you don't need to use the cover. All works
> fine if you disconnect and reattach when the piece is not connected to
your
> body and you can firmly grasp things with your fingers. Things change when
> the center is 'glued' to movable skin. I am afraid that it will twist off
my
> skin if I really try to force the outer pieces on. But I don't think that
> this is how it is ment to be. We are missing something.
> I think that one of the QS's advantages is that it does not have an
> attached short tail. That kind of connection always seemed to catch on
> something.
>
> Peter
> .........
> > I recently switched from "comfort" sets to MiniMed
> > Quick-sets. While they insert easily and painlessly,
> > I am having trouble disconnecting and especially
> > re-connecting for a shower. The little circle doesn't
> > want to move to the "lock" position. I have varied
> > the amount of pressure on the little clips, but that
> > hasn't helped. And I've noticed that some of the sets
> > are easier than others. Has anyone else had this
> > problem and is there a "cure"? -- or is this a design
> > flaw in the Quick-set. I am getting frustrated!! I
> > love the insertion, but don't know if it is worth the
> > struggle with those silly circles. I wish they would
> > have made the little "tail" on these sets that just
> > unscrews!! Any advice?
> >
> > Thanks, mouse
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