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Re: [IP] BentCannula

I had this same problem when I first started pumping a year ago using the
6mm Quick Sets.  Someone on the list suggested that when I insert, I make
sure to push in on the Quick Serter button really well before removing and
then push in on the introducer needle really well also before removing it,
making sure to pull it straight out.  This seems to "set" the cannula
somehow and I haven't had one bend in the past year since doing this.  I
also use my thighs and hips most of the time now, which may be part of it,
but I was also having bent cannulas in my hips before trying this method.
The last time I used my abdomen, I was also kink-free after 3 days.  Hope
this helps.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Melissa Chodorowski" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2003 4:15 PM
Subject: [IP] BentCannula

> Hi, I am new to this site but have had type 1 since 1995 ( when i was 18).
> Have been a pumper for 5 yrs now. Anyone ever have any problems with bent
> cannulas when inserting Mini med Quick sets? I changed from the 9mm to the
> mm but will occasionaly still have problems. The other problem is that my
> pump does not alarm at all because insulin is still being delivered but
> not into my skin. Instead, the cannula is bent up against my stomach and i
> don't know this until i check and i have a blood sugar of over 400! Any
> ideas? Anyone with similar problems?
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