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Re: [IP] News to me.



Plastic has no protein!!!

Terry

----- Original Message -----
From: "morrisarmy" <email @ redacted>
To: "insulin-pumpers-digest" <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2001 9:45 AM
Subject: [IP] News to me.


> Since moving to Texas I have had to switch my supplier of my pump supplies
> to Medical Pumps and Supplies Inc. of Johnson City, Texas.  (Owned a
> operated by Gary and Cathy Gilstrap)
>
> I had ordered Plastic cartridges and was sent glass for my H-Tron pump.  I
> called to get the ordered corrected and was asked if I prefill my plastic
> cartridges.  I said, "Yes".  I fill six at a time.  She (Cathy) said that
> you cannot prefill the plastic cartridges.  Her reason was that Plastic
> contains a protein and the insulin binds to it making it less effective.
> ???????  Has anyone ever heard this before?  She also said she should know
> because she is a Pharmacist.  Also does anyone else use this supplier?  I
> think they are hokey but it's the only one I can use because of the
contract
> Tricare Southwest Region (Military Insurance) has with them.  (that whole
> subject there is another post in itself)
>
> I'm going to call Disetronic to see what they say.  If you have any info
for
> me pleas email me privately because I get the digest and usually only skim
> through it.
>
> Sheila Morris
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