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Old 03-31-2012, 15:27   #1
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Anyone try these sets?

Diabetes Infusion Sets | Pump Infusion Sets | Insulin Infusion Set | Spring Universal Infusion Set

They are sort of like medtronics quickset but seem like they would be easier to put on and are $35/box cheaper.

I'm having a terrible time getting the quickset ones on and wasted two so far. The comfort ones seem a bit uncomfortable but if I have to I will get used to them.

Any advice on a good infusion set is appreciated. I only have $200/mn covered on the canadian ADP and my drug will not cover more.


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Are the quickset ones the ones that go in at an angle or perpendicular?

The two styles are generally recommended for different body types. The perpendicular ones that I use have a special insertion tool that makes it easy for me to put on and it's fairly comfortable. I think I would have a lot harder time with the angled ones. My CGM sensors are angled and I always seem to mess up at least 1 per box.

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Stargazer, yes the quickset are 90 degree and the comfort are at an angle. I tried the tool several times now and messed up 2 out of 4 of the quicksets. Luckily medtronics fedexed me out two more in a couple days...awesome service! Just cant seem to get the hang of it. Had my wife help me last time and it sort of helped. That's why I am thinking the spring ones may work better and I can afford them...not so with the quicksets.

There is also some kind of scary looking tool for the comfort ones but no way am I going to use it...rather do by hand.

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I use either the Medtronics Silhouette or Sure-T. The silhouette also has an inserter which IMO does not work well for me. I would much rather insert them manually because that way you can tell beforehand if that particular 'infusion spot' is a good one. I did not have good luck with the Quicksets because of kinked cannulas. Everyone is different however, and what works for one person does not necessarily work for the next person.

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Thanks Strawberry. I ruined yet another one of the quicksets from the tool messing up (both sides wont come down at once) That makes 3 out of 5 destroyed.

I think I am going to order the sure-t or silhouettes and like you said do it manually. It seems to be the most successful "installation" but tends to hurt after 2 1/2 days (that last night is hell!). They are so much cheaper that I can afford to mess a few up as well.

Still learning and loving it! Thanks.

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Found out how to get a sample in canada of the spring infusion sets....you call diabetesexpress.ca at 866-418-3392 and talk to Sharice I think her name was. I have three on the way...will let everyone know how they work.

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Thanks Strawberry. I ruined yet another one of the quicksets from the tool messing up (both sides wont come down at once) That makes 3 out of 5 destroyed.

I think I am going to order the sure-t or silhouettes and like you said do it manually. It seems to be the most successful "installation" but tends to hurt after 2 1/2 days (that last night is hell!). They are so much cheaper that I can afford to mess a few up as well.

Still learning and loving it! Thanks.

Sorry I meant the comfort ones...not sure-t
Is it possible that you need to change your sets every two days instead of every three? I've found doing that works best for me.

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Is it possible that you need to change your sets every two days instead of every three? I've found doing that works best for me.
I think it is going to come to that yes. I am trying to get the expenses to $200/mn which ADP will cover. Anything else is out of pocket which is ok but I dont want to go crazy with it.

Strawberry, do you refill your reservoirs? The one time I did it so far was the most painful infusion set and I do not know if that was the reason tho but someone mentioned it may be.

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I think it is going to come to that yes. I am trying to get the expenses to $200/mn which ADP will cover. Anything else is out of pocket which is ok but I dont want to go crazy with it.

Strawberry, do you refill your reservoirs? The one time I did it so far was the most painful infusion set and I do not know if that was the reason tho but someone mentioned it may be.

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John, I don't refill my reservoirs although I, too, have heard it is possible. On a 'Insulin Pump Forum' the membership there seems to be divided on the opinion of refilling or not. I know one person said he was not comfortable doing that because of the lubrication of the "O" rings perhaps hindering the ease of insulin delivery by the pump. I don't know if my answer helps you or not, but it is what I've read from other pumpers.

If I had a limited number of reservoirs I would certainly be tempted to 're-fill' at least once (just my opinion and I'm not a health professional).

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John, I don't refill my reservoirs although I, too, have heard it is possible. On a 'Insulin Pump Forum' the membership there seems to be divided on the opinion of refilling or not. I know one person said he was not comfortable doing that because of the lubrication of the "O" rings perhaps hindering the ease of insulin delivery by the pump. I don't know if my answer helps you or not, but it is what I've read from other pumpers.

If I had a limited number of reservoirs I would certainly be tempted to 're-fill' at least once (just my opinion and I'm not a health professional).
Thanks! Yeah the nurse said if you reuse to make sure you sort of twist the oring around a few times to lube it good. She is a type 1 pumper as well. Will change every two days for a bit I think and see how that does. Just awaiting the spring sets.

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