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Re: [IP] Insulin Pens

I have the Novo pen...and I got mine as a sample from the Endo's office too.

But to backup the pump when I am away from home, I have found that a simple
lo-dose syringe and alcohol swab is the easiest thing.
I say this because the only problem that you will treat in the field is your
infusion set pulling out. (This happens to everyone from time to time).
You can draw insulin from the pump to use with the syringe. The advantage
with this is there is not much stuff to carry around and the insulin will be
as "fresh" as your last set change.  I just keep a few swabs and syringes in
the glove compartment of my car.

I use the pen at home.  I admit that I am lazy sometimes. When the pump is
low on insulin, I'll bolus with the pen in order to put off changing the
infusion set.

The thing that I hate about the pen is this.  Why the hell do the needle
tips for the pens cost more than a whole B&D syringe? Every time I pay $26
for a box of 100 Novo tips and $19 for a box of 100 syringes...I know that
something isn't right.-James
----- Original Message -----
From: "Earl and Kay Guy" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, July 16, 2001 2:12 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Insulin Pens

> The pen we have is made by Lilly, filled with 100 units of Humalog.
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