I had a hard time getting used to inserting infusion sets when I started using my Ping in 1/11. I sat down and slowly followed the directions line by line for weeks. I don't have the best hand-eye coordination in the world! Gradually I got more comfortable and now just do it, no instructions needed.
So 16 months in I was frustrated yet again this morning by another bent canula. I have often felt I lose too many sets. I know it's possible to develop a bad habit and just keep doing it. So I decided to take the instructions and go over them again to see if I could perfect my technique. I use the Inset 30s. So I read the instructions and when I got to the actual insertion part it said "place your index finger on the top release button and your thumb on the bottom release button." "bottom release button?" What bottom release button!. I had just been putting my thumb and third finger on the side indentations and using my index finger on the top release button. Which when I looked at it is a pretty awkward position! So now we'll see if the correct way makes a significant difference. So I wanted to suggest this periodic review of technique to others.
On this topic, though, I'm curious as to what percentage of sets people have fail on them over time. I asked this question once in my Type 1 Women's Group and one woman said "5%". I was astonished at how low that seemed. So what about you, (whichever type you use). What is the approximate percentage of sets you have fail from any cause?