If it seems I’ve been a bit bitter about the length of my infusion set tubing, I am. For good reason, too.
It never seemed to measure up to the package label. So I decided to put it to the test:
My 32 inches of tubing came in at a quite upsetting…
…twenty five inches! No wonder I’ve found this Sure-T, although comfortable, to be quite restrictive. The Mio, also labeled at 32 inches, gives me a little more wiggle-room.
But wait, there’s a little pigtail piece of tubing that goes between the connector and the actual infusion site. A length of tubing that offers absolutely zero flexibility, but wastes insulin like every other tube-inch. Could it be?
Close, but no cigar. Perhaps if I held the tubing more tightly against the tape, it would measure up. Nonetheless, that piece shouldn’t be counted, and the fact that they DID count it leaves me feeling … well … ripped off.
Now, in all fairness, I don’t know if Medtronic is trying to pull the wool over my eyes, or if Unomedical, who manufactures the infusion sets, is playing Medtronic to be the fool. Or maybe it’s just a big misunderstanding, or a manufacturing error that hasn’t been caught in a really long time. Either way, it ain’t right.
As for my glorious Silhouette tubing, whose size I underestimated by an inch in an earlier post?
Now, I wonder — what set do you use, and how long is the tubing? Really.
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My laptop is in the shop for a few days, so I’m typing this on my phone. So the formatting may be a bit off, and there are no watermarks on the photos. Guess that means you’re free to steal them!