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Re: [IP] Pump Vacations and Misc.



 The name of the 1/2 unit dispenser is NOVA-ECHO. Google it and it is described.

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 > On Dec 27, 2016, at 9:18 PM, Greg Farkas
<email @ redacted> 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
> 
> On Dec 27, 2016 5:19 PM, "Richard Price" <
> email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
>> Laura, there is an accessory for pens that delivers half units. I am
>> getting by
>> with single unit pens with a super short needle which helps to minimize
>> bruising.
>> Richard
>> Sent from my iPad
>> 
>>> On Dec 27, 2016, at 3:54 PM, Laura Shapiro
>> <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>> 
>>> So, am completely ready to put the pump away for awhile due to
>> occlusions,
>>> which my tiny basal does not catch. I am going to try the new sets from
>>> Medtronic, to see if they might work for this problem for me. Otherwise,
>> my
>>> clinic and I were discussing the two new long acting insulin products on
>> the
>>> market, and using pens again. We were also tossing around switching to
>> the
>> new
>>> Medtronic pump, but Medtronic tells me they will not process a new pump
>> order
>>> just because someone has a new HMO. My first plan is to try those sets
>> (please
>>> someone let me know if the old quickserter works for them. I think I
>> read
>> that
>>> it does.) My second option is to actually try going back to MDI, with
>> Tujeo.
>> I
>>> have extreme insulin sensitivity, often 200 point drops from one unit.
>> No
>> wonder
>>> the MDI idea scares me, because you cant shut that dose off. Frustrated.
>> Too
>>> many ideas, and no idea which idea will be the best idea. My clinic
>> says the
>> new
>>> long acting insulin products do not cause many lows so....I don't know
>> what
>> to
>>> think. 16 years solid with no pump break, sometimes I wouldn't mind pens
>> again.
>>> Laura
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