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RE: [IP] a few questions



Julie-

I have had my pump for 6+ years and I constantly use part of one bottle with
another.  I've never had any problems.

Kathy Wallerstedt

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> From: 	Julie Britt
> Reply To: 	email @ redacted
> Sent: 	Friday, February 04, 2000 4:52 PM
> To: 	email @ redacted
> Subject: 	[IP] a few questions
> 
> 
> My site was itching so bad today that I had to take it off before I ripped
> my skin open in frustration!  I just put it in last night.  First
> question...can I take the insulin that's left in the reservoir and put it
> back in my bottle?  The insurance people are so stingy with only ordering
> every 3 months that I'm afraid if I start just throwing out sets  with 2
> days worth I will run out.  Hope that made sense.  Also, I can't figure
> out
> if it was the actual set (cannula) that was itching, or if the tape was
> the
> culprit.  I have used this tape before, but it seemed to be the whole area
> was irritated and not just one tiny spot.  And I wasn't going high, so my
> cannula was straight and not infected.  Last set I had in the part where I
> loop a bit of the tube between the cannula and the quick release and tape
> it
> down...I use a second piece of tape, not the kind that comes with the sof
> set but different kind...I could see a red almost bleeding part where the
> tube had been taped down.  It itched like crazy.  I'm inclined to think
> for
> that reason that  maybe I'm sensitive to that kind of tape, but then again
> I
> have used it before with no problem.  Any ideas???
> 
> One more thing...I have 2 bottles of insulin that have some left in them,
> but not enough to fill a reservoir for 3 days.  I don't want to put a set
> in
> for one days amount of insulin but I don't want to throw it away.  Is it
> ok
> to mix what's left of the two bottles into one bottle?  It's all humalog,
> but different dates.
> 
> Thanks!
> Julie
> 
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