I’ve been using an insulin pump for at least a decade at this point. I’ve had minor issues with infusion sets, on and off, but nothing major. Last year, I switched to Medtronic, and have not had any luck with sets since.
I started on the Mio, since it was most simliar to the Cleo I was using with my Animas pump before that. Started having issues with insulin leaking out, infected sets, and various other problems, so I tried some of the other infusion sets. At the time, the one I liked best was the Sure-T, so I started using that one.
Since January, I have been trying to get in shape again. I’ve made a lot of progress, but got to the point where the Sure-T cannula length was too long for me-- I’d have the steel needle rubbing against my muscles when I ran or worked out, which is quite unpleasant. Hearing that the Silhouette is good for thin folks, I decided to give it a try. It is never painful. However, I’ve had a litany of issues with them. At first, I was using the sil-serter. I was trying to put them in relatively shallow, but kept ending up with kinked cannulas that would lead to high blood sugars. Also had other issues with the sil-serter, such is difficulty removing the set from the serter while the needle is in my body, and various other problems. Eventually, I went back to inserting them by hand.
Now, I’m having a lot of trouble (every 1.5 days, for about 2 weeks now) with a small amount of insulin leaking out near where the cannula connects to the plastic body of the set. It smells strongly of insulin, and is always followed by high blood sugars. When I take the sets out, they are almost never kinked. If they are, it’s only a slight kink that I would say happens occasionally over the 10 years I’ve been using infusion sets, with no significant issues.
Anyone have ideas for what my problem could be? Any alternatives to consider? I’m using a 670G, so I need an infusion set that’s compatible with the Medtronic tubing.