Re: [IP] New reservoir without new insertion set
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- Subject: Re: [IP] New reservoir without new insertion set
- From: Frank <email @ redacted>
- Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2008 10:27:44 -0400
- Organization: Thor Computer Services
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I am using a MM-722 with quick sets. I just started pumping in January.
When I was on MDI I was using 160u of Insulin per day (50u Lantus x2,
and Humilog as needed). I got the 722 because it was the only one that
had a 300u reservoir at the time. So to get 3 or 4 days from an infusion
set it becomes necessary to refill the reservoir or replace. I have been
doing so since I started, first with Humalog and now with Novalog. Much
to my CDE's displeasure. I understand the Novalog has better
preservatives then Humalog which I think helps. As for the little
champaign bubbles in the reservoir, it just takes a second to tap them
out for expulsion into the vial. It wasn't much different when doing MDI
and I only had 100 syringes for a month of shots . And at 8 -10 shots
per day It was necessary to reuse them multiple times so they would last
Felix Kasza (lists) wrote:
> Hi Linda,
> > I was trying to get MM to send me only half
> > of the reservoirs and said that I was going
> > to refill them.
> That is what I do -- a 300uy reservoir lasts me six days, so I
> change reservoir and tubing with every other set change -- except
> that I didn't bother to tell MM why I wanted to change my standing
> supply order. I just called and asked them to change it, period.
> I never had a defective reservoir, probably because I do not put
> them in front of steamrollers, but I am unconcerned: Once the
> reservoir is in the pump, the likelihood of it being damaged is
> As for how often a reservoir can be reused, I used one (and the
> tubing) for twelve days once. No problems whatsoever. Do note that
> the plastic of tubing and reservoir, despite advances like
> Unomedical's Polyfin tubing, adsorbs some insulin. In mitigation,
> the effect is greatest right after starting to use fresh a
> reservoir and tubing, of course.
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