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[IP] Silhouette v. Micro for 8 year old (ACTIVE) Gus



Michael,  thanks for your input!  Now it's 3-0 for the Silhouette delivery
system.  Icing the site is a good idea...I was given some of the cream, but
told that it takes 30-60 minutes to work....  And as for ME practicing
insertion on myself...I know it's the right thing to do, but I was sort of
hoping that wearing the pump with saline in it for 4 days was going to be
enough (I'm hoping for a cure too!)  Needless to say, I will do what it
takes to be the best care provider I can...EVEN if it means becoming an
EXPERT silhouette inserter using myself for test sites!
----- Original Message -----
From: Michael <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, September 18, 2000 9:45 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] First Day-question about the soft-set micro


> > The pump-educator
> > suggested the longer "Soft-serter" (?)  that has to be inserted by
> > hand, explaining that he may be too thin...or too active (soccer,
> > ice hockey, tree climbing, wrestling with big brothers-nothing he's
> > willing to give up,) for the micro set.
>
> Perhaps you mean the Silohette. It is favored by many parents of
> small children as well as small/thin adults -- my daughter uses them
> also. With a child or thin person the angle of insertion is just
> below the skin maybe 15 - 30 degrees. Deeper than that and you will
> penetrate muscle and it will HURT!!. You can numb the insertion site
> with a topical anesthetic called EMLA cream. It takes 20 - 30 minutes
> to take effect, my kid uses a bag of ice which takes 3 - 5 minutes
> tops. Try it on yourself first to get the hang of it.
>
> There is a video clip on the web site:
>
> http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/faqs.shtml
> "Videos showing Tender/Sil/Comfort Set Insertion"
>
>
> email @ redacted
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