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Re: [IP] MiniMed question about resevoirs
From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
>Ok... I have been doing this now for close to 4 weeks... and my trainers
>suggestion was that for the begining I should be changing sets every 2
>I have stretched this to 2 1/2 days sometimes when I'm sure there is plenty
>of insulin in the resevoir. Now I'd like to be able to do my changes every
>days, but I can't last that long with the amount of insulin a resevoir in
>"standard?" position holds. I use 1 unit per 10 carbs and use between 24
>28 units of basal a day. I was wondering if any folks using hte minimed
>changed the factory setting on their pump to allow the resevoir to hold
>larger amounts of insulin? My trainer commented that usually only very
>people needed that setting. Does the tip of the resevoir get in the way
>it sticks out? Thanks for your suggestions.
Sharon, I have been using My 508 for three months going on four. I think I
am real close to finishing my fourth box of sets. I have been able to go 3
days with less than 150 units in the pump but I have had the adapter out for
probably at least 90 % of the time. I have not had a problem with the tip
of the reservoir catching anything. The one time I caught anything. I
decided to go out into the warehouse and I had been moving and bending.
This caused my shirt to pull out along with the tubing. As I went threw a
door I turned and caught the tubing on the door latch. Having the tip in or
out of the pump would have made no difference.
I think getting three days from a set if possible is well worth taking the
adapter out and being sure you have enough insulin.
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