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Re: [IP] Pump Vacations and Misc.

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...

Denise Br.

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
> pen?
> 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....
> Thx
> Greg
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