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[IP] storing insulin in reservoirs



Just had a local insulin-pumpers support group meeting on Thurs.  We had a 
Medtronic salesperson/educator.  She is also a pumper herself.  The subject 
of prefilling reervoirs came up. She said to NEVER store prefilled 
reservoirs in the refridgerator.  As insulin warms up it gives off excess 
oxygen.  If you pull a cold reservoir out and put it in your pump you will 
end up with air in your tubing and in you.  She also said she would not 
suggest prefilling reservoirs for very long.  The black ring is not made to 
stay wet for a very long time and could begin to disintigrate.  When asked 
she did admit to wearing her sensors for 6 days but, said she would never 
wear an infusion set for longer than 3 days.  She's seen too many problems 
caused by extended use. She also showed us the new Mio infusion set.  You 
can see it on the Medtronic website, if your interested.  It now has 3 sizes 
of tubing.  She said the new smaller size is really made for children 
though.

Babs
Diabetic 46 years Pumper 11 years CGM 3 years 
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