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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.

Michael
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