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Re: [IP] back off
Again in response to this, it is not wise being
dependent on the warning alarms to tell you if it is
time to change your reservoir. This is not the use the
warning alarms are intended for. I've even heard
reports from people saying that the alarms did not go
off to alert to this type of a problem and so next
time they checked there BG it had risen to an unsafe
So then what if you are in a situation that you are
alerted to the problem and yet you can not get to a
new reservoir? Critics may acclaim that this could
happen with a new reservoir but again with older
reservoirs the chances are increased. And for the
majority of pump users, young children, if they are at
school or any other situation where there parent is
not nearby and this happens they are put in a
especially risky danger since they may not know how to
change the reservoir.
But as said it is really your choice to decide what
you will do. I'm just giving the other side of the
--- Wayne Mitzner <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Well said Sara :-). This is the same old story that
> plays itself out
> in many medical arenas. Lots of medical advice is
> given to ensure
> that there's no chance of even the dumbest dummy
> making a mistake.
> Guidelines are set as much by legal experts as by
> medical experts.
> Often it takes a whole group of patients doing
> something outrageous
> before the medical community finally "approves", and
> even then they
> still don't like it. Case in point are all those
> diabetics who
> inject insulin through definitely unsterile clothing
> and unwiped
> skin. It took years for the medical community to
> actually do
> scientific tests to clearly demonstrate that there
> was absolutely no
> detectable effect of this on anything they could
> think of to measure.
> Even now, many docs and nurses still discourage the
> practise, despite
> the evidence against them. I've been pumping for
> almost 3 years and
> do lots of things that MM does not approve of. It
> works for me, and
> I will tell any user to give it a try. Maybe not as
> loudly as Sara
> will tell, but the point is that we have to take
> care of ourselves
> and anything that makes life easier that works for
> others is surely
> worth a try. Reusing reservoirs is surely worth
> trying as there is
> little downside. If there's not enough lubricant, a
> no delivery beep
> will sound and you just go and put a new one in.
> Personally I let my
> sites go 4-5 days and let a filled reservoir go for
> about 2 weeks.
> I've never had a problem. Everything is worth
> trying, at least once.
> :-) But YMMV.
> <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<okie dokie Tim
> perhaps you ahven't been on this list very long, but
> the entire reason this
> list exists is to HELP other pumpers/diabetics.
> None of us pretend to be
> medical professionals, except of course the ones who
> are, like Barb and Spot.
> If you or joe or sue of mary or whoever else reads
> something naughty me or
> naughty someone else writes and takes it as "medical
> advice" then obviously
> you are not very smart!
> > To give advice on treating something that is as
> > important as your health and your life, to give
> baloney. I don't "advise" If I did, I would be
> charging you for my words
> of wisdom. In MY experience, I have NEVER had a
> problem reusing reservoirs.
> I have never had a problem from NOT wiping my
> insulin bottle and while I am
> not so stupid to think "it will never happen to me,"
> I also feel it is my
> right to share my successes with people who ASK the
> question. Obviously all
> 2700 members of IP are not going to write back, but
> I would be willing to bet
> cash money that at least 1/2 of them have reused a
> resevoir, or a tubing, or
> left a set in MORE than 3 days.
> > someone advice to do something that is extremely
> > recommended is
> never said i was a doctor, but bet i have a lot more
> expereince "treating"
> diabetes than MOST of them
> ---etc from Sara----- >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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