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Re: [IPk] cannulas and crunches

Hi Sandie,
I used to have problems with the 90 degree cannulas when exercising, no pain, 
but I used to get blood coming back through the cannula - which was a pain in 
 the bum! I have changed to an angled cannula and have had no problems since.
 angled cannulas do take a bit of getting used to, but they are not difficult to
insert and I have had absolutely no problems with kinking or such like.
Hope that helps,

From: Sandra Atkinson <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted
Sent: Fri, April 15, 2011 10:36:28 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] cannulas and crunches

Hi Mary

I'm currently using the 9mm 90degree insets. I've tried samples of 6mm
but not used them whilst at the gym. Guess I'm best to give it a go
and see.  I'm a bit nervous at the thought of using the 30degree
cannulas as I'd be really worried about inserting them properly. Are
they difficult to use?


On 15/04/2011, Mary Lee <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Just picked up on this so don't know if covered before but are you using the
> straight in cannulas or those at a slant.  With lots of exercise you may
> find
> the 30 degree insets better.  Mary
>> Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2011 09:50:24 +0100
>> Subject: Re: [IPk] cannulas and crunches
>> From: email @ redacted
>> To: email @ redacted
>> Hey
>> Thanks for your replies. Its not the dressing as the discomfort is
>> inside my abdomen around the cannula. I have tried changing them and
>> tend to bleed which leads me to think I'm infusing into muscle. I've
>> recently shed just over a stone by hitting the gym and I'm thinking
>> maybe I don't have enough fat for the 9mm cannulas anymore.  I tend to
>> cannulate around my belly button, upper abdo and lats.
>> I've had some 6mm samples from animas but can't recall any information
>> on how you can tell when to change down a size. - think infusing a
>> little lower down with a smaller cannula might not be a bad idea.
>> Sandie
>> On 15/04/2011, Nanette Freedman <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> > Hi Sandie,
>> > is it the cannula itself, or is it the piece of adhesive around it -
>> > is that adhesive stuck to a piece of skin that stretches when you do
>> > these particular exercises, and since the adhesive strip can't really
>> > stretch much, it feels tight against your skin. If it is the cannula
>> > itself, moving to shorter cannula might help, but not if it is the
>> > adhesive against the skin - in that case you might find other
>> > locations of the infusion set are better.
>> > Best regards
>> > Nanette
>> >
>> > On 15 April 2011 10:39, Sandra Atkinson <email @ redacted>
> wrote:
>> >> Hi everyone
>> >>
>> >> For the last few days I've noticed my cannula feeling tight after
>> >> doing abdo crunches at the gym. Has anyone else experienced anything
>> >> like this when excersing a cannulated body part? I'm wondering if its
>> >> time to move down a cannula size. Any insight is appreciated.
>> >>
>> >> Happy friday
>> >>
>> >> Sandie
>> >> .
>> > .
>> .
> .
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