I usually use the Quick Set infusion sets but I wanted to try out one with a metal needle instead of the plastic one. My nurse gave me the Mio to sample, then she told me I couldn't use it with my pump because it would not work with it..is she correct? Has anyone tried using it with this pump cause it looks like it would fit?
Even though she said it wouldn't work she told me I could just try it anyway so I could see what it would feel like going in...Really? They hurt enough as it is, why would I want to inflict myself with needless pain? In the words of Roger Dangerfield " I get no respect.." From one human pin cushion to another I could really use the guidance. Thanks!
The mio is actually va set made by Medtronic Minimed that works with the Minimed paradigm pumps. So actually she is wrong. It will work with your pump. Also it is inserted with a needle but it comes out like your quikset. The needle comes out and the canula stays in. I can make a video and show you how to use if you want. It is really easy! The Mio's actually hurt alot LESS than the quikset! I am going to post a video right now on you tube of a mio isertion! I will post the link here in a few!
Ok so I just posted the video and just pretend the orange is you site! LOL So hope it helps if you have any other questions just ask! Happy to help!
Thanks Gabby, I will take a look at that. I appreciate you letting me know that it does work with it. I think she told me that the resevoir I use would not fit this one but honestly it looks like it would fit. I did want to try this one hoping that the fact that it twirls it in would be better than lancing it quick at full force. I can take pain but geez its like I hit a nerve everytime and it hurts. My poor husband has to suffer my wrath because he's the one that inserts it for me...LOL poor guy :) I love him for it!
Yeah, the Mio is a Teflon set and not steel, so that's kind of odd. If you want to try a steel set, that would be the Sure-T. You should be able to call Medtronic and have them send you samples if you want to try different infusion sets.
Personally, I use Sure-Ts and I love them, but they're not for everyone.
I agree I liked the Sure-T too but the only trouble I had with it is that it accidentally snagged and it popped it right out...that sucked too cause it was so easy and painless to put it in :(
Hi simonewarrior. Actually with the Sure-T, you can just put the needle back in nearby and tape it down with simple cloth tape. I'm allergic to Tegaderm and use the cloth tape in the first insertion, and sometimes put a band-aid over that for extra padding if my clothing is going to rub that spot. Never ever pulls out.
hello. I use the 723 with CGM. I did try the Mio about a year ago, but found it somewhat difficult. Too many steps to infuse them and not worth the bother. I have used the QuickSet for about five years. I manualy insert them with no problems. Your nurse is dead wrong. The Mio works with the 722 and 723. I just don't like them. Course, you can call Medtronic and request samples of all the infusion sets at no charge. After thousands of injections over the years, no problems with any infusion sets. My point of view. Hang in there!
I have the 722, good to know. I don't know why she told me it would not work. Now you say you manually insert your Quick Set? Do you ease it in or just go for it like shooting a dart? I'm curious because the one time I got a hold of the Sure-T I was able to ease it in and it was less traumatic for me..LOL I sound like such a wuss! but I swear I'm not! These stupid things just hit nerves no matter where I place them.
People who ease the needles in, whether syringes or infusion sets, are called "Slowpokes". :-)
LOL...funny my daughter will like that she's 9yrs. So what are the fast ones called?
I also use the 723 and just switched over from Quicksets to Mios. The Mio is noticeably more comfortable and more convenient, especially for carrying backups around with you. It did seem to have a lot of steps to insert it but after doing a few it's no more complicated than the Quickset. There are some videos on youtube that are more help than the package directions. I almost didn't switch because the Mio seemed to have a lot of packaging waste but I just pull the needle out to put in my sharps can and the rest is recyclable.