I am currently using a Medtronic Paradigm 723 pump with the Quickset 32" 9mm infusion sets. I like the32" over the 23" because it provides a little more freedom of movement and allows me to place the sites on my thighs while allowing me enough length to keep the pump clipped into a t-shirt breast pocket during sleep.
Has anyone had any experience testing the 9mm cannula lengths against the 6mm? I was told that 9mm was preferable for all but the most lean body types. I am 6' and 220 lbs. I have a lot of muscle and wouldn't consider myself lean by any stretch. However, I seem to get a lot of infusion sites that bleed and/or bruise. I just removed one last night to do a change and when I pulled the cannula from the old set out, it was like releasing the bunghole on a wine cask -- blood just poured out of the site. I sometimes get bleeding on my thighs too.
I am wondering if the 9mm cannula is setting too deep into my body. Anyone have any thoughts or advice?