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Re: [IP] Has anyone tried pulling off the plastic threaded cap

> On 15 May 2002 at 17:48, Michael wrote:
> > > In theory NovoLog should work in the D-Tron. Would like hear if
> > > anybody has already done so, but I am NOT recommending that you
> > > should try this if you haven't done so already, since I have
> > > obviously not tried this myself.
> > Direct from both Novo and Disetronic --- DON'T do this.
> > 
> > The cartridges are slightly the wrong size and will eventually damage 
> > the pump. I found this out in a room full of CDE's when the medical 
> > director for NOVO reminded them all to not do this. One of the stood 
> > up and said "it works, I have one in my pump now". It was pretty 
> > funny, but the consequences of ignoring this warning might not be :-)
> > Michael
> If they are even slightly different sizes, then they would not
> deliver the same amounts that you think you have programmed.
That's not really the issue. The problem is mechanical and can result 
in failure of the drive mechanism. REPEAT, do not use NOVO cartridges 
in D-Tron pumps. Both NOVO and Disetronic caution against doing this.

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