I'm currently using a Quick Set, and as I've been exercising more and losing fat, I haven't had much luck getting the Quick Set to work. I've just gone through four in the past hour because the cannula was bent each time. Does anyone have recommendations on alternative infusion sets? Thanks
Hmmmm. Try 'em all Mark. Medtronic will sample you no charge. May want to cover any set you choose with IV3000 patch. Hope this helps.
The silhouettes have a much smaller needle than the CGM. and the Angle is much steeper. I think a few peeps suggested trying a few different ones, but I have used the silhouetts and the comfort on Animas for many years and they work fine and don't hurt much,
I bleed a bit from the CGM sensors too. If you insert them both the CGM and the silhouettes manually instead of using that spring loaded thing, it is much less painful and you will get better results.
Hi! I'm a female 5'3" and 118 lbs. I use the silhouettes, I insert them manually and I cannot feel a thing! It may seem like the CGM but its different. Try inserting them manually. I used to have problems with the QUick sets because they always hurt and would bend. The Sils are probably a great option for you.
Thanks, all. I have just gone through a whole box of Quick Sets in a week and had my blood sugar spike severely three times. I asked Medtronic for Silhouette samples and will try them out. Looking forward to solving this problem soon...
Hello Mark. I too have lost a lot of weight (40 lbs) this year. I use the 9mm Quick Set, but since I lost the weight the BS has gone up - that's weird. So I adjusted the pump and may start using the 6mm canula. I just got tired of the ankle swelling and shaving a fat face. Feeling better too. I'll be at my ideal weight by the end of Spring. Hang in there!
We use the MIO for our little, skinny 10 year old. We love them! Haven't had 1 problem.
She is able to use them on her abdomen no problem.
hey mark I know you posted this a long time ago but just wanted to let you know that when I first got on the pump I was pregnant. With nine months of skin stretching and getting thinner the best thing I found were the silhouettes. They go in at an angle and doesn't require as much fat. I never had any trouble wearing them on my prego belly. However once I went to the quick sets I was using what they call skin tac and that was so sticky it was causing my cannula to crinkly up and not even go under the skin. A hospital visit in a snow storm later I finally figured out what the problem was. Hope this helped.