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Re: [IP] To pinch or not to pinch?



I have always used some sort of inserter as I am too chicken to do it on my
own.  My husband helps me also and he is too afraid of hurting me if he
were to do it without an inserter for any type of infusion.


On Wed, Jan 29, 2014 at 2:12 PM, Amanda Laforet <email @ redacted>wrote:

> I'm on Insets right now, but have been on Quickset, Sof-Set and Mios. Never
> pinched, always had some form of tape down as I am allergic to the adhesive
> around the cannula. I found when pinching I messed up the placement of
> tape.
>
> Used the inserters for Quick-Set Sof-Set.
> On Jan 29, 2014 12:48 PM, "Steven Schoch" <
> schoch6+email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> > I have used the Quick-set (without inserter), the Silhouette (with and
> > without), the mio, and I'm currently using the Sof-set (without) until
> > my supply runs out.
> >
> > I was initially skeptical about the inserter devices, but after
> > experimenting, I find they work much better than doing it myself. When
> > using an inserter, the set goes in with no problem the first time.
> > Without the inserter, the needle usually bends my skin and doesn't go
> > in until I pinch. After the Sof-set, I will switch to the Quick-set,
> > and get an inserter.
> >
> > When I started pumping (last July), I thought the Silhouette would
> > work best, as I am fairly thin (6'1", 175), and was used to the
> > Sof-sensor, but after some experimentation, I found that 900 works
> > better for me.
> >
> > The mio. is nice, but it generates more plastic landfill waste than
> > the other sets.
> >
> > --
> > Steve
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