yes i use an inserter & it's as old as my pump.older.11years & works fine
i also have 2 more . one in my bag & one in my emergency bag in case i land in the hospital.we should all have an emergency bag.
I'm assuming you're talking about a much newer inserter than I have, but I've been using mine for 12 years.
You'd think I would have gotten a backup at some point, but when I've misplaced it and I need to change the pump ASAP, I've had to go with manual insertion. (Ow.)
I've had the same Minimed quickset inserter for 10 years! Also, even though it's supposedly bad to push the buttons at different times, that's how I've always done it and I've never had a problem because of it.
I have used the MM sofset inserter (the long blue one) since January 2001 (11+ y) and it is finally beginning to stick. I have to wiggle the button to get it placed right. I have not been able to find it on the MM site. I prefer to use the inserter for sofset but can manually insert other sets.
The Inset comes packaged in its own insertion device. I have never had one fail on me. This is one of the many features I liked over the MiniMed.
I have used the same inserter for quicksets for 9 years, looking for wood to knock on.
I have extras if you need one.
I had an inserter when I was using the Silhouette. However, I usually inserted manually because I had problems with the introducer needle bending and had bruising as my infusion sites. Now I'm using the Mio. Each set has its own integrated inserter. I really like it!
Never use it. Tried once or twice at first, but after shooting insulin forever, it is easy for me to do without it.
CCS Medical will send me a new one when ever I ask. We cruise a lot so I take an extra for this. The nice folks at Metronic will send you a loaner pump for long trips & all you pay is shipping and handling which is about 50.00. I clean my inserter thoroughly every 3 days when I change the tubing. I guess it would be easy to change manually, I had never thought of such a thing !