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Re: [IP] Cartridge Changes and 'Site' changes



If you have enough to change tubing set and reservoir  change them all.  I use
the sof set and the serter which is  usually completely painless.  I could not
push the others in I AM A WIMP!! But at least my bg are in normal range now. :-)
Donna

"Whitaker, Paul" wrote:
> 
> Hi, everyone
> 
> It's getting very close to my first cartridge change. There is something the
> trainer didn't tell me - I forgot to ask! - do I change the complete 'set'
> at the same time? Or do I continue to use the existing 'set'?
> 
> Now if I use the existing 'set' what do I do?, perhaps put the little cap on
> the end when I unscrew from pump and just hook it up again. Doing this might
> introduce air, so do I 'prime' it all out? - this seems a waste of 20 units,
> (I am using the 43" 'sets').
> 
> Perhaps all of you will think I'm a wimp, but I've done two site changes
> since Wednesday, (one for 'time' expired, the other because it came out in
> bed last night), both times it's been really painful pushing that 'huge'
> introducer needle and canullar in. Is there anyway I can anesthetize the
> site first with OTC products?
> 
>  Paul
> 
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