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Re: [IPk] Length for infusion site



i use the steel needles, i was given the choice of both and on my 2 days of 
training for the pump i put the tube one in on the first day and within a 
few hours i was feeling discomfort, so the next day i tried the needle and 
it was much better.

>From: "Melissa P. Ford" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Length for infusion site
>Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 08:09:36 -0600
>
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>Hi Fran,
>
>Are you using actual steel needles or Teflon cannulae (where you put in the 
>needle and then withdraw it to leave a little plastic tube under the skin)?
>
>Most people find the Teflon cannulae (brand names 
>Silhouettes/Comforts/Tenders or Sof-sets or Quick-sets) much more 
>comfortable than steel needles.
>
>
>Melissa
>Type 1 11+ years; MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 1 year 1 month
>
>----Original Message Follows----
>From: "Frances Dziadkiewicz" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Length for infusion site
>Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 11:51:13 +0000
>
>im finding that with my infusion site, it gets very sore after just one 
>day, i am using 8mm needles and i have decided to change to 12mm. before i 
>was put on a pump i used large needles because smaller needles just left 
>the insulin at the surface of my skin, like a bee sting. most people i kno 
>think i am crazy for purposely using longer needles! im hoping that with 
>these new needles i will be able to change my set less often and be in less 
>pain!
>fran, pumping for 10 days! =)
>
>>From: email @ redacted
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>>Subject: Re: [IPk] Length for infusion site
>>Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 04:11:54 EST
>>
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