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Re: [IPk] bent needles



thanks DI and I have been using the inserter and have been inserting on my
own I think I will try pinching the skin up and see if that helps  thank
again for your reply
                                                                vic
----- Original Message -----
From: "Diana Maynard" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2001 5:45 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] bent needles


> Hi Vic
> it might help if you describe exactly how you are inserting the needle.
> Are you pinching up the skin as you insert? Or are you holding it flat and
> stretched out? Whichever method you are doing, you might try the other
one,
> if you see what I mean. I sometimes get bent cannulas, but I usually feel
> them encountering resistance as i push them in, and I then pull it out and
> resinsert it somewhere else. It depends on the area, but sometimes I find
> holding the skin flat easier, and sometimes pinching up the skin.
> I found with Sofsets that the cannula often bent, because you have no
control
> over insertion if you use the Sofserter (and it needs quite a lot of
courage
> to do it without the Sofserter).
>
> But probably the best thing for you would be to talk to your pump trainer
(do
> you have such a thing at your clinic?) and get them to check your
insertion
> technique and see if they can offer suggestions.
> Di
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