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Re: [IP] pinch an inch?



I use the Silhouette, for which one does not use an inserter.  My tummy is
my primary insertion site, though I have been known to use my upper thigh
when it's hurting too badly to stick my stomach.  I don't really pinch--just
kinda "hold the skin still" and I, too, have not had any problems.  Maybe
this is a YMMV thing?
Erin :)

----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, September 26, 2001 8:14 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] pinch an inch?


> In a message dated 9/26/2001 8:15:22 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> email @ redacted writes:
>
>
> > I though that you were not supposed to pinch. When I first started
pumping I
> > was using the soft sets with the larger needle (I think it's the .9mm)
and I
> > was pinching. The cannula kept getting bent. I moved to the shorted
needle
> > and less problems but still some bending. Finally the minimed tech came
to
> > my work to watch me do a set change and when she saw me pinching, she
> > indicated that was the problem. Since then I do not have any bending at
all.
> > Is this typical or are more people pinching than not?
> >
> > --
> > Amy B. Anderson
> >
>
> Hi, I use the soft-serter to insert the soft set infusion set and do not
> pinch and I never have any problems. I don't think you need to pinch when
> using the inserter. I think wohoever said that was talking about another
kind
> of infusion set.
> Heather W.
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