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Has anyone tried the i-port advance (an injection port) from Medtronic?

Discussion in 'Other Diabetes Products' started by sszyszkiewicz, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. sszyszkiewicz

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    No, but the I-port looks very similar to the Animas inset pump site. And I can see how, it could totally help with anxiety from shots.
     
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    It's been a really long time since I've heard anyone mention that... any chance you'd consider a pump?

    It sort of seems like 50% of the hassle of pumping without any of the benefits. But that's jmho, we haven't used it.
     
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    We have pumped untethered for a few years, and that was Truely 50% of the hassle. Site on the body and only pulling the pump out to hookup and bolus, and of course do all the math and track insulin still left!
     
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    Ok, but you had a pump and could have just used it. In this case the OP is on injections and I just don't know that the benefit of the port thing outweighs the rough side of injections, ie no basal flexibility, ease of bolus, convenience etc which pumpers pay for my wearing a site.

    Seems to me that going untethered is something entirely different.
     
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    just giving some alternative options. More options the better.

    Some families don't move pumping because they believe that it means always being attached to a pump, and there is an alternative.
     
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    Its not clear if DS will go for the pump. I had just come across it and found it appealing that i only would have to put 10 holes a month into him, vs. ~ 150 for his boluses
     
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    Don't forget about his basal shots, I have to assume it's not advisable to use lantus in the same spot.
     
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    Right. Lantus once a day at night, somewhere else.
     
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    Never used the i-port, but when dd was small and on mdi we used the insuflon and I LOVED it. I could give her injections for snacking without cringing.

    http://intrapump.com/portfolio/insuflon/. It is the same idea as the i-port, but the sets are angled.
    (One caveat, the insuflon has no inserter and emla is very helpful.)
    We used this for about 2 years and then she went on the pump.
    The i-pro looks easier to insert, but probably can't be left in as long.
     
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    I could be wrong, but I really think the infusion IS the iPort, but now with the auto inserted, just like the inset.
     
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    Actually the i- port inserts at a 90 degree angle (like the Mio or Sure- T infusion sets). The insuflon indwelling subcutaneous catheter gets an angled insertion. It can go in at 45 degrees or 30, depending on how you insert it.
    The insuflon is comparable to the silhouette infusion set.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification!
     

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