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Re: [IP] re: reservoirs - Holly

Thanks for the info Liz.
What about using the left over insulin from the last cartlidge?Reinjecting
it into a new one. Some of us waste ALOT of insulin at every change.
-----Original Message-----
From: Liz Davis <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Friday, January 21, 2000 3:05 PM
Subject: [IP] re: reservoirs - Holly

>MiniMed advises that you not re-use cartridges because each cartridge
>contains a small amount of lubricant.  If you re-use the cartridge it may
>longer contain that lubricant.  This can interfere with insulin delivery as
>the plunger may not move as freely as it should.
>They also recommend that before filling the cartridge you pull the plunger
>back while twisting it, then push it back in while twisting.  Do this a
>couple of times.  This distributes the lubricant along the inside of the
>cartridge.  They call this 'cycling' the cartridge.
>I have re-used cartridges without any obvious problems but no longer think
>it's worth the risk.
>for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
>send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml

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