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Re: [IPk] "Bad sites"



Can you define a sof-set - for Distetronic users.
Thanks
Zoe
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Katharine Bock" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, August 10, 2001 9:47 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] "Bad sites"


> >>Fairly frequently, I reckon about once every five or so set changes, I
> >>experience a problem which is causing me a lot of trouble.  I use
> MiniMed
> >>products.  When I insert the needle (I use the "Sof-serter"), the
> cannula
> >>kinks either outside my body or just under the skin , 
> 
> Hello,
> 
> It's not exactly the same thing, but I started out using Sof-sets with
> the automatic inserter and ran into problems with the needle occasionally
> either bending on the way in or the site being immediately painful and/or
> bleeding and turning out to have a kinked cannula.  It always happened in
> my upper abdomen, where I do have a little bit of muscle, and  I wondered
> if it was to do with me flinching as the sof-serter fired.  Anyway I
> never did like the automatic inserters and ended up using Silhouettes
> instead.  The big needle's a bit scary, but I prefer being in control of
> the insertion of it and if I do hit a tough site, I can stop and try
> somewhere else.  I haven't had the bent needle/cannula problem with the
> Silhouettes  (yet...)
> 
> Not sure if that's relevant, but just a thought.
> 
> Katharine
> 
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