I’m sure this subject has been beaten to death, but I’m new here, and training on my pump tomorrow afternoon. When I was speaking with my trainer today, she asked which infusion sets I’d “chosen”.
When I was “signed up” for the Minimed 7200, no one asked about weight or body type or any preferences, etc. I was just shipped 4 boxes of Sur-T’s with the pump and resovoirs, etc. She said those were made for those with little body fat, and that I would probably need a 9 mm. cannula/needle. She told me to call Minimed and ask them to replace those.
I did so and the rep said she would send out some Soft Set Ultima 9mm. , 1 box in 24" and 1 in 42", so I could see which tubing length I preferred, and an inserter.
I am extremely obese, even after a recent loss of 30 lbs. I have plenty (too much) fat almost anywhere I’d choose to insert.
I HATE to ask this, but are there any other very overweight (200+ lbs) people who could share their infusion set experiences with me?? It’s okay to message me, if you’d prefer not to use such a public forum.
I’d appreciate any input at all, as this is all very new to me,