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Re: [IPk] Re: I'm Connected

Hi Heather & Caroline

Thanks for the advice - I was told about the two different sets yesterday
but my DN said that the Quick set was the newest and supposable 'best'.  I
know what you mean about the skin twisting, my daughter was really worried
that she was hurting me this morning!  Heather, is it correct that the
Silhouettes stick out more?  When I go back on Monday I'll see if she'll let
me try one of those.  She wouldn't let me take both yesterday as I'd have to
be given two different inserters as well.

Regarding the hypos and feeling fine - my family including 7 & 9yo children
are much better at telling me when I'm having a 'funny' than I am.  Too many
years of  'tight' control.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Caroline Batistoni" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 10:31 PM
Subject: [IPk] Re: I'm Connected

> Hi Karen,
> I wouldn't worry to much about the cap on the Quick-Set. I almost never
> them now after discovering that the set is completely self sealing. When
> twist it to remove the pump, a plastic ring on the part that stays in you
> turns and seals the whole set off. The cap is really just extra protection
> and also smooths off the otherwise very rough set while you are
> disconnected. If you want to convince yourself, just have a play with a
> after you have removed it from yourself, and you should be able to see
> I mean.
> Getting Quick sets attached and disconnected can be tricky, but its
> easier if you don't try to force them. Also, placing a thumb and finger
> around the base can help, as it stops your skin twisting and providing
> resistance.
> 1.7 without feeling hypo is amazing! (coming from the person who currently
> has a blood sugar of 7 and is feeling desperately hypo! - thats what two
> weeks of running at 20+ will do for you!)
> Take care
> Caroline
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