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Medtronic plastic/metal switch

Started this discussion. Last reply by earthling Apr 27, 2013. 2 Replies

Recently changed from plastic canula to MMT874 metal. Gone through 6 so far, and every time the used needle is removed, it bleeds. This never happened with the plastic. Does anyone know the Medtronic…Continue


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"Hi Andy and congratulations Spock, 54 years Type one and the same thing happened. Five years ago my endocrinologist submitted the application and Joslin refused, stating physician-patient privilege was in question. That made me very nervous! Copy of…"
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earthling replied to StAilbe's discussion 'Medtronic plastic/metal switch'
"I use the Animas version, contact-D's. Before I insert, I lightly touch the needle tip to my skin in the area I plan to insert. If I can feel it acutely, I keep trying till I find a spot that has less feeling. In my case, these spots with less…"
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Jtausch replied to StAilbe's discussion 'Medtronic plastic/metal switch'
"I was told to grab the plastic disc and pull straight out. but I only used to of those sets and the sites did not bleed."
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Medtronic plastic/metal switch

Recently changed from plastic canula to MMT874 metal. Gone through 6 so far, and every time the used needle is removed, it bleeds. This never happened with the plastic. Does anyone know the Medtronic instructions for removal of the metal canula?See More
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"722 approaching 8 years. Although sweating is a big problem, never lost one . The few times it did accidentally pull out, every incident involved pets at home. (2 dogs 3 cats). Their combined intelligence is equal to a rock, so I have learned to be…"
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For users of any model of the Medtronic Minimed Paradigm insulin pump.Please note: the exchange, sale or giveaway of items between members that require a prescription from a licensed practitioner, including insulin pumps and pump supplies, is not allowed on TuDiabetes.We encourage you to donate supplies to non-profits such as the Charles Ray III Diabetes Association and Insulin…See More
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At 1:36pm on January 3, 2012, Sidney Partridge smile said…


Thinking about going back to Joslin in Peoria. Type1 for 21 years. 61 years old. Harder to control now and need more help.
I won't mention names, the young lady got me started on the medtronic pump and off to a good start. When I wanted to go
beyond the basic however she didn't seem too keen on looking at my printouts. Is Dr. Sfeir the person to talk to and is
he up to the challenge? I live near Pekin.
Thanks a million

At 1:21pm on February 19, 2010, Linda G said…
You're welcome....and have a great weekend,
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