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Your favourite cannula set and why

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by MeiChanski, Sep 22, 2019.

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  1. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello friends,

    I have been considered for the Medtronic minimed 670G and CGM and I was wondering which cannula set do you like and your reasons why. I have seen a table comparison between telfon/plastic cannula vs steel cannula but I haven't come to a decision yet until I've tried it.
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Have to agree with Helen on this one @MeiChanski. What works for me may not work for you. They will try you with the Mio 1st I would have thought and see how you get alone with them. You will more than likely have a 7-10 day trial session with saline first, in that time you will do a few set changes and will be able to see what you are like with the pump and everything attached to you
     
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    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    I'll third the "try them and see" approach. 6mm Mio, Mio Advance and Steel all work for me with Medtronic. The 30° ones don't. I get a red lump after two days and they become ineffective.

    Ask to try a few and see.
     
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    bobcurly Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sure t all the way. Teflon ones kink and stop working
     
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    I have had terrible trouble since switching from accu-check to Medtronic 640g, the mio do not work for me, kink every time. my hba1c has gone from 40 to 68, I have been in ketoacidosis 3 times. I have only has it for a month :-(
    I was told to try mio advance but these are not available in the uk. Its so bad I am thinking of going back to my old out of warranty Accu-Chek insight pump as never has 1 problem with that pump.
     
  6. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The Mio advance is the same as the Mio, just a different delivery method. I would be trying the sure Ts as they are steel and will not kink. Have a word with your DSN about them
     
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