I thought I was getting past the learning curve on set insertion (I’m currently alternating between the 6mmstraight, 9mmstraight and the angled (inset 30).
I’ve had several problems the last couple days with the inset 30. I’d been using my hips which seemed to work well, but I wondered if it was time to rotate as there aren’t that many different spaces there, so I’ve gone back to my leg. I had a couple problems I couldn’t identify but I had two I wondered about.
Just now I inserted the inset 30 in my thigh (which I’ve used without problem). I immediately noticed a bit of blood in the canula. Not filling the canula, but oddly in the middle of the part that shows through the window. My guess was that the insulin can’t pass through blood and so I removed it. But I wanted to make sure this is the case so I don’t waste sets if it happens again and it’s ok. I would think the blood would displace part of the amount used to fill the canula and the rest would get below the skin, but I would think that was too small an amount to matter. i just wondered if I could have left it there.
The second question is I’ve noticed that sometimes the canula seems to enter the skin a short distance into the window area and sometimes it enters much further along, like the full length of the window area and I can even feel it a little past the window. Does that matter? (I’m guessing not).