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Re: [IP] How to reuse insulin from the tubing



Alex, no laughing matter trying to salvage every drop.  I empty the
old reservoir of insulin as well.  I also wait until I have just 10
units left before I change infusions.

On Mon, Apr 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM, Alex
<email @ redacted> wrote:
>  I have not removed from tubing per se; i extract mostly from the cartridge,
 > which is supposedly empty, & thru the luer lock end, which i guess could
empty
 > the tubing. I recover from 25-30 units from the cartridge each time but only
2u
 > or so from the other. I spoke w pump mfr who said this is standard. Since i
pay
> for my own insulin (found coupon from GoodRx for $175/vial of Humalog), i
> salvage every drop. LOL Hope this helps you.
>
> p
>
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>  > On Apr 2, 2018, at 5:27 PM, Yessi Pal
> <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>
>> Can someone give me instructions on how I can get the insulin out of my
>> tubing?  I'm using Minimed silhouettes.  I've tried looking at other
>> posts.  They describe sucking the remaining insulin out with a syringe.  I
>> don't understand how that would work.  The tubing has an at each end to
>> connect to the reservoir or the set.  I tried cutting one end off and
>> sticking the syringe needle directly into the tubing but there is no way it
>> sucks anything out but the tiniest drop.  Maybe I'm just being really dim
>> about this but I have no idea how to get the darn insulin out!
>>
>> Thanks everyone!
>>
>> Yessi
>> Minimed Paradigm 523
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