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Steel Infusion Sets

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Chippy28, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. Chippy28

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    Are there steel sets that disconnect at the site instead of having a "tail"?

    I might need to switch to a steel set due to allergies and honestly don't want a third thing stuck on me (infusion set, disconnect site, and Dexcom). Thanks!:)
     
  2. selketine

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    William seems allergic to cannula sets and we use the Rapid D. Unlike the contact-detach sets, it does not have that extra piece of tape to hold down the tail - so there is no third thing stuck to you. There is the tail though - which just hangs a few inches if you disconnect - which for us is no big deal.

    I really disliked the contact-detach because of that extra piece of tape - which never stayed stuck anyway - and flopped around sticking to his clothes or whatever.
     
  3. sarahspins

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    Orbit Micro's have no tail.. disconnects at the site and the connector spins 360˚ :)

    They are hands down my favorite set.. the tape sticks very well without any "help", and they seem to be the least likely to irritate my skin.
     
  4. Chippy28

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    Thank you! This was just the information I had been looking for! The Orbit Micros sound exactly like what I was looking for.:)
     
  5. 22jules

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    Are the orbit micros a steel set? I thought they had a cannula?
     
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    the orbit 90's have a cannula but the micros have a needle
     
  7. 22jules

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    Thanks. Are they angled or straight in?
     
  8. kimmcannally

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    Both are straight in sets that are manual insertion.
     

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