QUOTE(BeckyNewToPump @ Jul 18 2011, 02:15 AM)
I was just wondering what the Mio infusion set is like. How does it work? Is it a lot like the Quick Sets? I'm currently using Quick Sets, and I am thinking about trying them. Just wondering what kinds of experience people have had with them and if they would recommend them.
They're 90 degree insertion like the Quick-Sets but that's where the similarities end. The Mios come with a built-in inserter that you must use - no way to remove the set to insert manually if you want. This leads to a lot of extra plastic garbage, but they are convenient for throwing one in your bag just in case. The connection at the site (from the end of the tubing) is totally different than the QS and is more like the Silhouette. The adhesive on the Mio seems smaller to me than on any of the other sets and the plastic hub on the set, where you attach the tubing, seems a little high & bulky. Of all the sets I've tried, the Mio seems the most likely to get ripped out accidentally if you snag clothing on the site. I have to be very aware of where the set is when using the bathroom or changing clothes. It's a little tricky getting the inserter off once the set is in. I've been lucky but I've read that people manage to pull the set out often when removing the inserter.
The Mios come with only 2 site covers per box of 10 sets so if you like to use those when you disconnect you have to make sure you hang onto them. There is nothing to cover the end of the tubing when you disconnect. Those covers seem to eb important to some people but I very rarely use them.
I got a few boxes when they first came out. I had no trouble with any of the sets that I've used and I like having the option of a 90 degree set to use once in awhile. I like that it's easy to insert the set so the tubing is pointing in the direction you want.