Re: [IP] Pump Vacations and Misc.
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- Subject: Re: [IP] Pump Vacations and Misc.
- From: d-d <email @ redacted>
- Date: Wed, 28 Dec 2016 08:59:39 -0600
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Jeez, guys! We still need to snip, even though Jan H is now with the
I've been vacationing for almost 2 years and I love it. Because I got
T1 back before disposable syringes were available, I asked my doc for
standard syringes and not pen needles. Used pen needles for Symlin when
I was on it and was not impressed. This past summer, he suggested that
I go off Lantus and do NPH instead. A big dose of NPH at bed time gives
me a peak effect between 4 a.m. and 6 a.m. - works for me!
I am using BD standard syringes 0.3 ml graduated into full units on one
side and half on the other. If I had to use the glass syringes of old
with the metal needles that ripped on the way out, I'd be back on a
pump, PDQ! Got 6.9 for an A1C without much effort and plan on getting
6.4 next visit.
The only bad thing is that I need to carry syringes and Humalog
everywhere I go...
On 12/27/2016 11:18 PM, Greg Farkas wrote:
> On that note....
> Three items;
> 1. Do you have address/contact info for that device to get half units from
> 2. Lately i have been forced to use pens, but find the needle caps
> frequently don't flow very freely. Have to crank up 6-7 units to clear the
> needle initially, then following that I get only dribbles...not a stream.
> Getting a stream flow seems to require 5+ units minimum. Is this normal
> behavior for the pen cap?
> 3. As a result of just getting dribbles from pen needle, delivery seems
> very inaccurate, causing many lows and highs. This happens even w my brand
> new box of pen caps. Anyone have similar or very different experience?
> At this point, thinking of abandoning pen needles altogether, but that
> poses many insurance and financial problems.
> Would like to find out what other folks have gone thru in thus regard....
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