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Re: [IP] How I Hate Injections Infomation

> On 12/18/02 7:20 AM, "email @ redacted" <email @ redacted>
> > Are you serious!!!!
> > I occasionally reused a syringe 2 maybe 3 times but I still used a fresh
> > the next day NEVER would I use it for days on end!  Just first of all it
> > really gross but also as far as I knew after 24 hours the leftover
insulin in
> > the needle part is suppose to crystalize and I don't know what that
> > with the next shots buts thats why we up here are told it's fine to
reuse but
> > change at least every 24 hours.
> > Summer (dx'd 1986 at age 4)
> > Pumping Nov.12/02 - Blue Paradigm
> Yes, Summer, we did reuse syringes, sometimes for more than a month,
> the advertising campaign by B&D to scare us from it, and we survived just
> fine.  I followed my doctors recommendation and stored the syringe in the
> Insulin Keeper [don't know why it says Butter  :>)] of the fridge to
> any bacterial growth.

Geez, I didn't even do that.  It was in my purse, inside my "diabetic bag".
I would use them until they got to dull.  I'd probably change once a year.
:-)  ok, probably more than that, but not much.

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