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RE: [IP] Changing the reservoir w/o changing the site



The tubing has a luer lock which is the same connection that the needle
connects to the syringe body 
Just untwist the needle from the syringe and twist the tubing on and SUCK
with the syringe body 

The reservoir is emptied in the opposite was of filling - put needle back on
and insert in white fill spot and SUCK with the syringe 



-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted
[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of
email @ redacted
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2015 9:32 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] Changing the reservoir w/o changing the site

How do you suck the insulin out of the T-Slim reservoir and tubing? I hate
tossing a tubing's worth of insulin.

----- Original Message -----

From: "daveg" <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2015 4:06:27 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Changing the reservoir w/o changing the site

My practice is to reuse each tslim reservoir once and to suck out every drop
of insulin on the times I'm replacing it. B  I change infusion sites every 3
days because my BS levels climb too high if I use B them longer. B I change
tubing when I change or refill the reservoir.
I also suck the insulin out of the tubing to fill the new tubing. I have
insurance and adequate supplies and can afford wastage, but it makes no
sense to me.

My son changes battery, tubing, site, and cartridge at the same time. B He
can't afford it, but it's personal choice.

Standard disclaimer: B I'm not a doctor and I'm not prescribing any
procedure for others.
This is not a recommendation.

On 4/1/2015 4:16 PM,
email @ redacted wrote:
> I'm like Carol, original poster, rarely do my reservoir and site dates 
> coincide. I hate tossing the insulin in the tubing so to toss insulin 
> in the reservoir if it is time to change infusion set or vice versa 
> toss an
infusion
> set cuz the reservoir is empty makes no economic sense to me.B B Maybe
that's
> why they train people to change both at the same time all the time - 
> more insulin and sets sales.
>
> ----- Original Message -----
>
> From: "suekinz comcast
net"<email @ redacted>
> To:email @ redacted
> Sent: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 1:19:39 PM
> Subject: Re: [IP] Changing the reservoir w/o changing the site
>
> ha! Funny. That's how I was trained 19 years ago and I just never 
> questioned it! When the reservoir was empty, it was always about time 
> to change the infusion set.
>
>
> On 4/1/2015 2:13 PM, Carol wrote:
>> B B Where did this notion come from that you need to change the 
>> reservoir
and
>> infusion set at the time? In 15 years, I never done that, heard of 
>> that, or needed to.
>


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-Dave Guyer, dx T1 1955, Tslim, Dex G4.
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