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Re: [IP] PROBLEMS WITH SOFSETS



Sam Skopp wrote:

> At 03:26 PM 09/12/00 email @ redacted wrote:
>  >Does the insertion of the cannula hurt that much?  Does it hurt more than
>  >the insertion of the MiniMed glucose sensor?
>
> I've never used the MM glucose sensor, but I've been using the Silhouettes
> (also known as Tenders or Comforts) for about 2-1/2 years now. I've never
> felt that I needed to numb it first. I'm not a masochist or pain
> insensitive either. <vbg> Occasionally I hit a sensitive spot, so I just
> move a fraction of an inch and try it again. I find that I can insert these
> things at a fairly shallow angle... someone once described the insertion
> angle like a airplane coming in for a landing. That's a pretty good
> description of the way I do it.
>
> I think part of it, for some people at least, may be psychological since
> the insertion needles do look pretty intimidating (they've been described
> as hat pins). But, I personally don't find inserting them that much more
> uncomfortable than giving injections. However, this is just my viewpoint
> and as always everyone is different.
>
> Sam
>
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Thanks for the information.  I have been sticking myself for 20 years 3 6 times
a day.  Perhaps this will be a bit of relief only having to do it every 3 days.

Cheers,
Lurline


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