RE: [IPk] Silhouettes v Quicksets
I hate, despise and loathe Tenders/ Silhouettes. They are the ONLY type of
set I have used that kinked often and very seriously (leading to a day in
hospital with DKA and BG of 7.2!). I have used Tenders, Sofsets, Quicksets
and Rapids, and I have a real phobia of needles (as stupid as that
sounds), so I LOVE the inserters. Can't actually get my head around the
concept of inserting sets slowly ... ugh!
That wasn't the point of my post however :) My point was, I probably have
about 1 in 7 or 8 inserted sets (Quicksets and Sofsets) that hurts cos
presumably it hits something, but I find in 19 cases out of 20 that once I
have removed the introducing needle the set will settle down quite happily
within 5-7 minutes.
Tori (who still hates using her tummy and doesn't do it if at all avoidable)
At 06:24 PM 9/12/2003, you wrote:
>I used SofSets when I started on a pump in Dec 1997 (6 years ago!) and I
>could *only* insert that whith the insertion gun. I tried a Silhouette
>once, and was horrified at the length/breadth of the needle, and decided I
>could never use that regularly. So I went back to SofSets. 6 months later I
>tried again (with Tenders this time. Same product, but easier to spell).
>Second time round I had no trouble inserting them. I seemed to have
>overcome my angst. I've been using them almost consistently for 5 years now.
>My objection to insertion guns is that just occasionally (no, quite often)
>I'm inserting the needle, and it seems to hit something - grisle, blood
>vessel, whatever - so I whip it out, move 1cm, and start again. I think
>you're "supposed" to use a new set at that point, but I never do.
>I only use my stomach. There's plenty of it, and reasonable amount of fat
>;-) After 6 years it's beginning to look like a bit of war zone - not a
>problem I ever had on injections. I'm keeping situation under review.
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