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Re: RE [IP] Number of insulin vials monthly - wasted insulin



Well how often do you change your tubing.  More often then once a week?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Lutz, Leonard" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2003 10:58 AM
Subject: RE [IP] Number of insulin vials monthly - wasted insulin


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> i was a little curious about this. Why do we have to change the tubing (or
> cartridge) at all.
> the site is one thing, but, there doesnt appear to be any infection issue
> with the other stuff.
> Also, a few people memtioned drawing the insulin, back into the vial.
> I called Disetronic. There response was, that insulin is a "crystalline
> structure". After a FEW DAYS,
> crystals will begin to build up, in the tubing, and the vial walls. in the
> case of the tubing, it COULD cause a blockage.
> I guess the same applies to the cartridge. They said, that a week, was the
> max. YMMV
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