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RE: [IP] site changes



NOPE!
I change my site, AKA the sil/tender/comfort set on average every 4 days.  I
change the reservoir on average every 5 days(150u), and the tubing...well
more like every 10 days.  I buy the sil combo sets.

So in 20 days, I go through 5 sil sets, 2 sill tubings, and 4 reserviors.
And to be honest, I typically reuse the reservoir once, so it is more like 2
reservoirs.  I know it isn't recommended, but either was reusing my
disposable syringes and lancets until they were/are dull.  :)

My logic on the tubing is why waste the insulin in it if you don't have too.
When I change the set I just reconnect.  When I change the reservoir I
disconnect, unscrew the tubing from the reservoir, attach new or refill
reservoir, prime the pump with reservoir, check tubing for any bubbles (rare
if there are), and reconnect. 

Why waste good tubing, sets, insulin, when you don't have too.

--Sherry
(Who wasn't feeling particularly frugal until she reread her message)

-----Original Message-----
From: Samantha C. Rohwer [mailto:email @ redacted]
Sent: Thursday, June 29, 2000 4:41 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IP] site changes


On Thu, 29 Jun 2000 email @ redacted wrote:
> When my son Corey went on the pump we started out and still change his
site 
> every  3 days and change the whole setup every 8-9 days.  However on the 

Question - What do you mean the whole setup?  Don't you change everything
when you change the site?

		
			Sam!




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