Re: [IP] re: Insulin for use in pump via Part B medicare
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- Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:33:41 -0500
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Some people reuse the tubing with insulin left in it...but IMHO, this
could cause an infectionso I don't do it.
I keep an empty bottle from insulin and after changing out, I take the
old cartridge and the syringe that I just used for filling the new
cartridge. Hold the old cartridge so that the membrane is at the bottom
corner. Stick the syringe in and pull out as much insulin as possible.
(Typically, I get about 40 units. Squirt that into the discard bottle.
I wait until I have enough insulin to fill a new cartridge or else at
the end of the month, put enough 'new' insulin in with the recovered
insulin so that I can fill a new cartridge.
On 10/31/2013 2:41 PM, Jeff wrote:
> On the Ping I would reuse tubing & reservoir.
> Now I am on T:slim, and the cartridge goes through a purge before I
> load the insulin. I haven't tried to reuse the cartridge. I have had
> to throw away 12 units of insulin in the cartridge because I was going
> out & 12 units wasn't going to hold me. Any T:slim users out there
> with advise?
> Jeff Gamble
> Big Bay Lighthouse B & B
> P O Box 3
> Big Bay MI 49808
> -----Original Message----- From: Liliana Wells
> Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2013 11:50 AM
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> Subject: Re: [IP] re: Insulin for use in pump via Part B medicare
> Jan H. - I too reuse the reservoir and tubing several times to save
> insulin. Is there anything else you have found that can make a vial last
> longer? I am always looking for ways to extend the vial. Thanks
> Liliana Wells
> Diagnosed 11/1971 pumping since 2000
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