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Re: [IP] Need Advice About Site Absorption Problems



I use sure-t because i had issues with the cathedar kinking. I love them.

Jamie Kovacs

On Jul 9, 2011, at 5:54 PM, Elizabeth Blake <email @ redacted> wrote:

> ----- Original Message -----
> 
>> From: Laurel Sedgwick <email @ redacted>
>> 
>> 
>> What I would really appreciate is suggestions from others with this problem
>> (or familiar with it) as to other types of infusion sets that might work
>> better.  Now that there are so many companies producing adaptors that allow
>> the use of most any set with MM's proprietary Paradigm pumps, I am hoping
>> that some other manufacturer can do a better job of addressing this issue
>> with Teflon cannulas than MM.  I've never been very impressed with the sets
>> MM offers, anyway, but I stick with the company because they are the main
>> game in town for CGMS.  Or if you have used metal-needle cannulas (MM's or
>> others) with success, I would like to hear about that, too. 
> 
 > First of all, the pump companies don't actually make their own sets.
Unomedical
> makes a lot of sets for the different pump companies and will make the same
 > exact set under different names for Minimed & Animas or other brands. The
Animas
 > Inset & Minimed's Mio are the same set except they have different connections
at
 > the end of the tubing. So, I don't really think that looking for other brands
of
> sets will do much good.
> Unomedical's infusion set page: http://alturl.com/kqbuv
> 
 > I have only been pumping for a little over 6 years and from the start I
changed
> every 3 days. I also tried to rotate sites as much as possible so luckily I
 > don't have any scar tissue buildup and have no practical advice for you
there. I
> started with Quickp-Sets but had a lot of problems with them so I changed to
 > Silhouettes. For the past 5 1/2 years they have been my main set and I have
no
> problems with them. I also use Sure-Ts sometimes because they allow me to use
 > areas that were hard to reach with Sils, such as my arms. The Sure-T is a
metal
> set that goes in at 90 degrees so it's super easy to insert in hard to reach
> places. I've reached around and put them in places on my back. I just have to
 > make sure I can reach around to stick down the little connector that the
tubing
> attac
> ape required to be a pain. Mios work well for me but I don't care for the
> built-in inserter.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> --
> Liz
> Type 1 dx 4/1987
> Minimed 723 Revel + CGMS
> .
.
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