Re: Infusion Sets - What is the best one to use?
Boy, can I relate!
I've had so much trouble with infusion sets. Fortunately, the fact that you have a pump that takes a standard luer lock set opens you up to trying almost any set out there, and there are a lot! Unfortunately, any infusion set is going to be expensive. Have you tried for insurance coverage?
I like sets that have a disconnect right on the skin, making Sof-Sets not my favorite.
The sets I've had the best luck with getting to stay in our the Cleos and the Silhouettes. Silhouettes are an angled set that has a long introducer needle, but goes in more parallel to your skin, instead of deep. This type of set works well for people who don't have a lot of body fat. Cleos are made by Smith's Medical, and I have trouble with them clogging if I don't change them every 3 days. How much lidocaine do you use? I don't use a whole lot of insulin, but I think higher doses prevent the clogs. Cleos have a built in inserter, which is nice. Both Cleos and Silhouettes you can disconnect from right at the site.
I would recommend seeing if you can get an appointment with a diabetes educator. Even though you don't have diabetes, mine has been a life saver for tips for my infusion sets.
Now, I'm curious about this lidocaine pump of yours. How do you use it? Do you get a basal rate and bolus? How much lidocaine does if give you? What kind of pump is it? How long have you been using it?
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