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[IP] Bent cannulas



Original message:

"Has anyone ever experienced the problem of bent cannulas while using the MM
Sof Sets? I have found recently that when my sites start getting extremely
sore that when I remove the set the cannula is all bent up."

I have only had one or two bent cannulas since starting in July.  It was
drilled into us in pump training that you cannot lie on your site of put a
great amount of pressure there if you are using the longer Softsets, without
running a risk of bending the cannulas.  When we discussed the different
types of cannulas available, we were told that they (the clinic) recommend
the Silhouettes for kids, but if an adult tends to sleep on his/her stomach
they might want to consider them, also.  I tend to sleep on my sides or my
back, so if I insert too far to the side, this is when I get the bent
cannulas.

I have tried the micro, but not the Silhouettes yet, but I may have to do
this as I am running out of sites on the front of my abdomen.


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