I am currently using medtronic mini med 722 @ about 75-85u’s p/day, I use quickset infusion sets and for the most part the straight/90 insets are pretty similar but different too. The tubing is ‘wound’ around the round circle of adhesion which makes it kind of hard to unwind without being scared of dismantling the whole insertion device, since its packaged as an all in one. And I am REALLY excellent at breaking things so this was a delicate balance getting it untangled, but i probably did it wrong LOL.
I got some samples from my local rep last week at my dr’s office right before my appointment. She put me on novalog right away and we used up the 2 straight/90 insets that work with the mini med pump. I did have some issues with them as stated above, but I don’t think I did bad for my first time but not great either. I had to toss one of the insets completely b/c I forgot to take of the needle cover…ugh. Oh well lesson learned. I only watched him ONCE. So I am hoping over time it will get better/easier you know?
I talked to the trainer this afternoon and told him some of the issues I was having the first time. He’s still waiting on the Rx from the Dr about what she wants me to learn. Hopefully he will get that info on Monday and when we talk again on Monday afternoon. He told me to watch the video that comes with the pump to learn more about how to use the inserts. No playing with the menus YET. But I just might do it anyways just for fun.
I ordered 5 boxes of 10 of the straight insets for my first supply order, but they said they would gladly exchange it within 30 days if i wanted the angled. But like you I am afraid of putting them in ‘wrong’ and thus wasting $$ on infusion sets due to user error.