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Re: [IPk] Re: bent needles



THANKS FOR REPLYING TO ME AND YES I AM USING PLASTIC CANALISE WITH THE
NEEDLE AS AN INSERT SORRY FOR CAPS    VIC
----- Original Message -----
From: "paulleonard" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2001 11:38 PM
Subject: [IPk] Re: bent needles


> Hi Vic,
>
> Are you using plastic cannulae or needles? - the SofSets have plastic
ones.
> I too had major problems with bent plastic cannulae in my first few months
> of pumping, members of this group and Ray from MiniMed gave me some ideas
> which  have helped.  Some of those ideas: if you're tense when  you insert
> the SofSet, it may well "bounce off" the muscle underneath - make sure
> you're in a position where you generally and your muscles are relaxed
before
> you insert the needle, whatever method you use; once inserted, before you
> withdraw the blue needle make sure that the "wings" on either side are
held
> down firmly (if you don't do this, the cannula can kink inside or outside
> you).
>
> I am quite muscular, and if I insert over a muscular site the cannula will
> often bend or come out if I put stress on the site - for example, when I
was
> helping with lifting a heavy object recently the cannula at my abdominal
> site "popped" out! - you other members of the group who are more athletic
> than I am don't seem to have had this problem, but it's worth bearing in
> mind. (and any advice from other members appreciated !)
>
> Hope this helps
> If you still have problems after a few more attempts, I may be able to
help
> (I had problems for months, but things seem to be OK now).
>
> Mary
>
> Hey - a whole year's Pumping!!!
> > Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2001 20:47:04 -0000
> > From: "Vic Brooks" <email @ redacted>
> > Subject: [IPk] bent needles
> >
> > hi can you help what am I doing wrong  when I insert my silhouette  or
> > sof-set  I am bending the needles  can anybody give me advice on how the
> best
> > way to insert   I have been injecting for 40 years but I seem to be
doing
> > something wrong with this sort of equipment            vic
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