First off, since I’m the guy who started this thread, I just want to say thanks to all of you who I provoked to chime in. I’ve always said that given the choice, I’d rather be provocative than right! Any dialogue is helpful and if any of you have found this thread helpful, I’m glad. Keep it comin’ folks.
Now for my next reply. I’ve seen some comments from folks who have trouble bleeding around sensors, etc. I don’t, usually, but I did once. About one time in ten when I insert the infusion set I’ll hit a capillary. You can feel it, and I’m sure you all know. It hurts just a tiny bit more than if you miss it. I’ve never had a problem if that’s all I hit.
But one time (and you never know this till you take it out a few days later!) I had hit an artery. What a mess! Blood squirting onto the bathroom mirror the instant I took the cannula out of me! Splat, splat, splat! I yelled to my wife to bring me an ice pack! It took nearly 15 minutes to stop the bleeding! Cripes!