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insight infusion sets

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by ewelina, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. ewelina

    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Im experiencing massive problems with flex cannulas. Literally every single has a occlusion. I dont think I can use them at all. I contacted my nurse and she ordered teflon ones for me. Does anyone have any experience of using them? Are they any better from flex cannulas?
    I really liked steel ones and would continue using them if I had a choice :(
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure it's the cannula and no the pump being a complete and utter pain? There have been numerous posts here there and everywhere about the same problem.
     
  3. ewelina

    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It started when I switched to flex cannulas few days ago so not sure. Ive just found spare steel cannula in my bag so will see. It will be my fourth infusion set today!
     
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    Gaz-M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So far I haven't but I am still on the first box of them, hope you get it sorted out asap
     
  5. ewelina

    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My levels are back to normal after few hours on a steel cannula, so I'm sure the problem was caused by flex. I'm not sure why it goes so terribly wrong for me. Maybe its a faulty batch? I'm sure people use them without so many problems. In total I used 7 flex cannulas and six of them caused occlusions:confused:
     
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    Chas C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Bit confused ewelina - you mention Flex then say you moved to teflon, the Flex ones are teflon.

    I use the Insight Flex ones and do not have any issues, but was using the Combo version previously and all was fine with those too.
     
  7. Gaz-M

    Gaz-M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    wow thats it alot of occlusions, I would contact Roche and tell them what has been happening

    faulty batch or not it could have been real serious
     
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  8. ewelina

    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Teflon cannulas are called tenderlink. Flex is made of some sort of elastic plastic (sorry don't know what exactly it is).
    I'm not on tenderlink yet, waiting for delivery. I was wondering if they are any better than flex. If not I don't think I can use this pump any more:(
     
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    Gaz-M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Iam sure they are both teflon just the tenderlinks go in at an angle and are put in manually
     
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    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So flex and tenderlink are both made of teflon and basically the same?:grumpy: I'm loosing my hope now...
    I do want my steel cannulas back:arghh:
     
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    Gaz-M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    the steel ones are called Rapids, think they were withdrawn after the needles broke off and were left insterted in people. There was a thread on here about it :(
     
  12. ewelina

    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, unfortunately they have been withdrawn. I would take a risk and continue using them if I could. They don't bend which is great
     
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    Gaz-M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully they will be available again soon, I never got to try them so just been Flex
     
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    @ewèlina

    I can see your face when you get the Tenderlink. ....you will want the frozen peas :eek::p
     
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    Gaz-M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh dear what do you mean?:eek:
     
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    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    What do you mean they bend?(The ones you have been using)
     
  20. ewelina

    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Flexi can kink a bit and I assume it causes occlusions. I can see they are bent a bit when I remove them. Ive never had that problem with steel cannulas
     
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