I have yet another question. I know, I know, I never stop with the incessant questioning. But inquiring minds want to know--you know?
I just got some Silhouette samples from Medtronics and installed the first one manually, because, well quite frankly, the look and the feel of the Sil-Serter scared me to death. My question is this; How do you know how much of an angle is best when installing it manually? It has the little see through window on it and it appears to be angling downward somewhat, but I don't think its kinked. I'm assuming you just have to get used to it. Guess I'll know in 3 or 4 hours if I got it right.
It was easy though, and painless. Although I know sooner or later I'll stick one of those places that is anything but pain free. Is the Silhouette a good choice? I did read all the discussion I could find on the Silhouette. From what I can gather, it was actually designed for those who are fortunate enough to be thin, thus the angled cannula. I'm not that fortunate. I wanted to try it though, because of the length of the cannula. The Sure-T is only 6mm--This particular Silhouette is 17mm. I think that's like a mile and a half. Of course, it was designed for children. So is the Silhouette a good choice for those of us with "love handles?"
I also noticed when I primed the tubing that the insulin just came flowing out. I have never seen it do that with the Quick-Set or the Sure-T. I was sort of shocked at how fast the insulin came out.
OK, well that's it for now until the ever-running wheels in my mind think of something else.