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RE: [IP] Thanks & Paradigm Economy



Now I know your not supposed to, but I change mine whenever i run down
to about 2 or 3 units, wether it's 3 days or 6 days, about 4 on the
average for me.  As long as my site is good, I'll run with it.....YMMV  
Scott

>>> email @ redacted 02/06/03 11:54AM >>>
Your wrote:
Another thing I'm wondering . . .  Last visit to my endo, she told me
that I
should always change my cartridge whenever I change my set.  The set-up
for
the Paradigm tends to push one in that direction, since the tubing is
not
independent from the set connector.  But I don't use enough insulin per
day
to change and refill my cartridge every time I change my set.  I could
fill
the cartridge only part-way, but I really don't want the hassle.  Does
anyone who can go 5-7 days on 150 units really change their cartridge
and
throw all of that insulin away?  Seems very wasteful of resources and
user
time.  Why would one need to change cartridges so often, anyway?

My answer:
 Just don't fill the resevoir. I fill mine to the 140 unit mark. After
priming
that leaves me
 with the right amount for 3 days. That way you can change everything
at the
same time.
 Another alternative is to remove the reservoir, rewind, connect the
new tubing
to an old resevoir,
 prime, and insert. This assumes that there is enough insulin left in
the
reservoir to prime the
new tubing and last you 3 more days.
Linda
Pumping for 7 years, Paradigm one year! 

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