RE: [IPk] Set changes and insulin efficiency & travelling on plane
You are most likely not too skinny for 9mm Quick-sets, at least that's one
idea we can rule out. YES, absolutely a set can get kinked during wear.
It sounds to me like you have just examined your first bent/kinked cannula,
my friend. I just searched the web for pics of bent infusion set cannulae
and would you believe I couldn't even find some on Flickr?! Someone please
take a photo of a bent/kinked 90-degree insertion cannula, would you??
Actually this gives me an idea...maybe we should add to the IP UK site a
page of photos of bits gone wrong, to share the knowledge of what a bad one
looks like. Hmmm.....
You can read all about Silhouettes
here: http://www.infusion-set.com (read the page about the Comfort, same
product, different brand name)
and here: http://www.childrenwithdiabetes.com/pumps/sets-cst.htm
Hope this helps!
Type 1 14 years; MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 3+ years; with Pat,
co-anorak of infusion set matters
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From: "Marc Taylor" <email @ redacted>
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Subject: RE: [IPk] Set changes and insulin efficiency & travelling on
Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 00:55:37 +0100
Medium build - BMI 25. The set I have just removed did look funny about 2mm
from the end now you mention it - like a tooth mark in it. My insertion
technique was deemed to be fine just a few days ago. Could pressing less on
the skin help and what is a silhouette set?
Uh oh. Horrid thought as all 3 sets worked fine to begin with (blood sugar
stable for a few hours). Could they get knocked in situ and then kink
against muscle and thus stop working?
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