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Re: [IP] PROBLEMS WITH SOFSETS



Michael wrote:

> > seriously think about.   You mentioned icing the area.  After icing,
> > do you not feel the needle going in?  I cringed as I watched that
> > needle!
>
> Yes, the gentleman in the video clip is quite good at insertions. He
> makes it look very easy. It takes my daughter 5 - 10 minutes most of
> the time as she is veeerrrrryy slow about pushing in the set.
>
> Never tried the ice myself. My daughter swears by it and uses it on
> the rare occasions she must do a regular injection. Others say that a
> cold soda can will do in a pinch if no ice is available. Many with
> small kids use a topical anesthetic called EMLA cream. There are a
> couple of oral agents (spray or rub on gums)  with similar properties
> that apparently work as well and are available over the counter. The
> problem with EMLA and clones is that they take 15 - 30 minutes to
> take effect while ice only takes 3 - 5 minutes and you can get it
> almost anywhere.
>
> Michael
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Does the insertion of the cannula hurt that much?  Does it hurt more than
the insertion of the MiniMed glucose sensor?
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