Contact Detach

Bigfoot like Contact Detach sites.

  • no more puffy/oozy allergic reaction that interferes with insulin delivery
  • Contact-Detach-es are compact, so it is easy to carry spares

Possible drawback: necessary master new skill.

It Bigfoot pieces:

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Initially loathe two-piece tubing. Took Bigfoot hours ruminate who the hell benefit this design. Unnecessary complicate! Upon notice benefit = ability off/on without change entire site, belligerent tubing master in head fall quiet. Also notice name of thing is clue: Contact Detach. Could be more clear: ON/OFF or IN YOU/NOT IN YOU.

Styles of wear (tush sites only):

Around the Bend

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We aren't all as slender as an Uglydoll, but we can put the thumbtack in the fleshy part that resides withing our underclothes, and the detaching clippy part in a more accessible spot.

We aren’t all as slender as an Uglydoll, but we can put the thumbtack in the standard tush flesh, and the detaching clippy part in a more accessible spot.

The All-Butt

Useful when you want to pretend you're not going to ever detach.

Useful when you want to make sure it’s really inconvenient to disconnect?

The Garter Lover

The thumbtack part is in the bottom, the 2nd adhesive circle makes a sort of pit stop on the way to the garter, which holds the pump under Bermuda shorts. This is not Contact-Detach specific, I just never realized we could do this before.

I drew on teal Wellingtons to make his legs look longer. The thumbtack part is in the tush; the 2nd adhesive circle makes a pit stop on the way to the garter, which holds the pump under Bermuda shorts. This is not Contact-Detach specific, I just never realized we could do this before.

The Traditionalist

don't peel the adhesive backing off of the on/off circle at all. If/when you detach, you'll have a comical dangler

Relive the old days, when just one sticker did it all. Here, your tubing is just one long thing, nothing new going on. BONUS: when you detach, you get a comical dangler. Careful on that toilet!

 

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17 responses to “Contact Detach

  1. Linda

    Judging by the look on Uglydoll’s face, jury is still out on Contact-D. Or maybe he is still just a bit deer-in-the-headlights about life-with-T1D in general? I keep waiting for that feeling to wear off. It’s been decades.

    Nice that you can easily change out either half of the assembly and leave the other half undisturbed. And no more cannula kinks, right? Still, sitting on a thumbtack doesn’t sound good…. I hope Contact-D solves more problems than it creates! They work really well for me.

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  2. I. Am. So. Confused. This is a real thing for a pump/tubing?

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    • Yes, it’s real. Medtronic calls it the Sure-T.

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    • Katy

      It’s a microthin needle instead of a flexible cannula. My Uglydoll has developed an allergy to those.

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      • Ooooo, and the 2 part thingy is to somehow keep it from pulling out or something?

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      • Katy

        Well, I don’t know. I know with the sets we had been using, it was recommended we use an additional piece of tape so that if the pump fell, it would yank the tape instead of the site. But with this new (new to me) kind, the part that punctures the skin is a needle about 1/2 cm long. Unhygienic? Painful? To put in and take out. So to detach there’s a clippy thing that slides into a thing that looks like a cannula from the other kind of set.

        I am so good at concisely describing things. I blow myself away.

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  3. Cool post! If only this comment was as creative…

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  4. I’m generally an “around the bend” kinda guy myself with these sets (refer to my Dblogweek Day 6 post), but I like so many of your options. They should really use UglyDolls in the training materials rather than those boring stick-figure semi-human sketches; then I’d be more willing to try other options.

    These sets have so many advantages over others, it’s a shame they’re often marketed as the infusion set “of last resort.” It deserves more.

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    • Katy

      I agree!

      I think “they” think newcomers would not be willing to try kachunker-less insertion. In my case, “they” would have been right! I feel like I’ve come a long way, pushing a needle through skin WITH MY BARE HAND. I’m practically a surgeon!

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  5. I think I am an “around the bend” user although my “bend” is larger than Uglydoll’s so it doesn’t make it quite so far around. I would not recommend that ugly doll try the “traditionalist” because the extra sticker/site provides some protection or a cushion against an accidental yank. The pump pulls on the sticker part instead of the steel set (ouch!).

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    • Katy

      oh, oh, oh! Right. Oh geeze.

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      • A LOT of people do that with the sticker to get extra tubing length (?). I saw the advise I just mentioned on a message board before I started using the set so I’ve been passing it around since. I’m glad you’re a Contact-Detach fan like me! 🙂

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  6. Mary Margaret

    We are trying these to see if they fix the highs T gets on the third day with his other sets. Glad to see some more info on them, thanks for posting. I am scared/intimidated by the first use and nopopping infusion set insertion. We will be getting trials in a couple days.

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