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[IP] using pen cartridges to fill reservoirs

In a message dated 3/4/02 11:15:25 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
email @ redacted writes:

> < I see how it (drawing insulin from a pen cartridge) works but I am curious
> as to why you would do it routinely. What are the advantages over using a
> vial? >
> I am not doing it routinely.  I have insulin pens on hand for when I take 
> "pump breaks" and I just use the insulin left in them to fill the reservoir 
> when I go back to the pump.  That way the insulin in them doesn't expire 
> and isn't wasted.  I also use the cartridges sometimes when I have run out 
> of insulin vials because I have forgotten to get refills or am too broke to 
> get them.  For me, the pen cartridges are too expensive to use routinelly 
> with the pump.
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