Tuesday, October 2, 2012

One Last Idea on Manual Insertion of Medtronic Minimed Enlite

OK, I'm going to try one last time to get a sensor on manually and I think I might have an idea about how to fix this. I have been flattening my skin to make it more taught, like I do when I put on a Quickset infusion set. I think that could be my problem; creating too much resistance for the spring loaded needle.

I'm going to try to squeeze up a pooch of skin, so it is softer and squishier. Maybe that will allow the needle to slide in more effortlessly and not trigger the release of the needle. Wish me luck!

Oh! Someday these post may be relevant...when we can actually buy these in the U.S.

Just sayin'...

3 comments:

Ryan Long said...

I think these things are designed for people who are more overweight than I am. When I was using them, I had the best luck sort of leaning over, such that my skin would sort of bunch up on one side, and then I'd insert the thing. Not pleasant.

Personally, I decided to go back to MDIs, but that was mostly a lifestyle decision. Best of luck.

Catherine said...

Does the enlite sensor use the same transmitter as the harpoon sensors?

Wendy said...

Yes, Catherine. The transmitter is the same. Regarding my last attempt to insert manually. Fail. I give up. I put my Dexcom Seven+ on yesterday. Glad I have some options.