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RE: [IP] Recycling supplies-David



Sammi,

Thanks for the reply. I'm going to try reusing. I'm going to wait a while
though until I am more familiar with the pump. I only started insulin in my
pump yesterday. It probably sounds nutty but I just despise the idea of
throwing something away that probably could be reused.

David



Sammi wrote:
>
> I've reused the glass cartridges several times (I think on
> the advice of
> someone on the list!) & it's worked just fine here.  If you
> do decide to
> reuse them, always check the plunger (?-moving part that
> pushes the insulin)
> to make sure it is still moving easily...if it doesn't move
> freely without
> sticking, it's time for a new cartridge.  As for reuse of
> lancets/syringes,
> check the archives on the website...there was a thread about
> that up I think
> in August or thereabouts.  Many people do reuse these items-
> in fact, I
> think that maybe some of us need to make sure we change
> lancets when we
> check fire alarm batteries, to insure that it happens at
> least twice a year!
> :)  Others feel better changing them every time they pick up their
> moniter...example #5,421 of how widely YMMV!
>
> Seriously though...I was relieved to hear my doctor say that
> reuse was okay
> as long as the items are kept covered & clean, not dulled
> down (does happen
> eventually), & used by ONLY yourself.  I've always felt better reusing
> because of the sheer amount of plastic this disease causes me
> to contribute
> to landfills somewhere.  Okay, okay, I won't get up on that
> soapbox- I do
> realize that this might not be the right system for
> everyone...but it works
> for me!  :)
>
> Sammi
>
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