I fortunately have minimal allergic reactions to sets, so I am no help to Jen and her post on metal sets.
I am at the end of my first box of metal Contact Detach sets which I ordered based on the rave reviews by Zoe and others. My previous post indicated that I haven’t been very happy with them. The needle is ginormous and caused bleeding and bruising with most of my early sets.
I’ve been using them along with continuing with my primary infusion sets which are Comfort Shorts (angled set that is the equivalent of Medtronic Silhouette). I’ve used them in my more fatty areas and been super careful not to sleep on them.
I really like the metal sets because they begin absorbing insulin immediately and I don’t have to fool around with an increased prime or temporary basal rates for a few hours.
My question is related to the adhesive on the sets. The box I received has terrible adhesion on the patch that has the needle that infuses the insulin. The first few sets I used fell off immediately and I’ve been using tape after applying them ever since, the patch that it is the “intermediary” patch sticks fabulously and I have to rip it off when I remove the set.
Do I have a bad batch or is this a common problem with these sets? I refuse to use a set that I have to add extra tape with.