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[IP] Question re site change

Every time you insert a used needle into the cap of a bottle of insulin,
you have  contaminated the contents of that bottle by subjecting the
contents to whatever is on that needle.  If you withdraw insulin from
the tubing half a dozen times and put that insulin into a bottle to be
used in a reservoir for your later use, you have increased your chances
of having trouble a minimum of 6 times.  Those don't sound like very
good odds to me especially when balanced against your marginal proposed
financial savings and the chance that you may need extra insulin when
you acquire an infection.
How do you "check out" the insulin that you have been salvaging?  Do you
think it is possible to detect contamination visually?  If you wish to
eliminate waste, why don't you try putting more in the syringe
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