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Re: [IPk] Sets and Polyfin

Thanks Di,

The polyfin is a steel (metal) needle that can be changed from one site to
another without taking a new one. There is a quick release version which I
agree with you is a must for convenience. I'm just wondering if there would
be any long term negativities with using steel instead of teflon - i.e.
nerve / muscle damage, etc.? The big advantage is it may work out a fifth of
the cost of silhouette / sof-set.


----- Original Message -----
From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2000 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Sets and Polyfin

> Hi Paul
> I too like the Silhouette for ease of use and insertion, and comfort,
> especially compared with the Sofset. Is the Polyfin like the Rapid?
> It's not disconnectable though, is it? That would annoy me intensely if
> it's not.
> I'vve found an interesting thing about inserting a site in a highly
> area - it takes a lot longer for the insulin to "get through" - so for the
> first 4-8 hours I have to take a lot more insulin. After that it seems to
> start working fine and I don;t have any more problems, pretty much
> regardless of whether I am exercising that muscle group or not.
> Anyone else have this kind of experience?
> And I don't want a lecture on why i shouldn't use a muscled area for my
> site. It works for me :-)
> Di

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