Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Originally uploaded by LilituC.

Here's a picture of the Sure-T so you can see what I was talking about. Hope none of you are blinded!


Bernard Farrell said...

I've never seen one of these before. That looks like a lot of tape.

So what's the advantage of these versus the Paradigm Quick-set (which I use)?

Chrissie in Belgium said...

In Europe everything has different names, but what you call a sure T looks like what I use. I love it. It has metal needle, not a flexible catether. I like that there are two patches of adhesive, so if you by mistake drop the pump you are not pulling on the needle. Neither do you have any long insertion needles, which I hate. You must change them every two days, but that is fine with me. Putting them in is really painless! They use them on kids here at my hospital, but I am thin so they work great on me too.

Lili said...

Bernard - What Chrissie said. Additionally, people are most allergic to the Quickset, the CDE felt it would not work on my body because I'm too thin, and I may be allergic to Teflon. The needle is really tiny and short.

Chrissie - I don't know if it's the same, only MiniMed makes it, but it sounds very similar. There's also the Contact Detach which might be what you have? It's true, though, I am liking it a lot better.

Scott said...

First I've seen of that set - but I have to say it looks interesting!

For some people, there are a lot of advantages in using a metal needle (can't kink the cannula, etc). This one also provides the quick disconnect benefit of many of the other sets!

Very cool!

Chrissie in Belgium said...

Yes, mine is called Contact Detach. Yes, Scott, that is another advantage - no kinking of the cannula. I use the 6mm needles, but there are also 8mm needles. They were too long for me. I totally hated the long insertion needle for the flexible cannula/cathether!

AmyT said...

Hi Lili,

Welcome to the diabetes blogosphere. Nice photo (lotta body-tech), and nice site! Have you found me yet at

Stop by some time.

All the best,


Lili said...

Hi Amy! Thanks!

Megan said...

That looks a lot like the Contact-detach. It's probably Minimed's version. I tried it, cause I also have a lot of allergies. I thought I liked it, then it pulled out in my sleep one night and scratched my leg up. That was NOT cool. I've been using the Cleos and Insets mostly now.