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Re: [IP] storing insulin in reservoirs

So then is it OK to "STAGE" reservoirs by taking them out of the 
refridgerator and holding them at room temp. until you are ready to use 
them?   Mark Willoughby
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alan Segal" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:26 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] storing insulin in reservoirs

> "As insulin warms up it gives off excess oxygen"
> I never heard that before. That could explain the bubbles some people are
> getting. Thanks very much for this post!
> On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 6:13 PM, Babs & Dave Moffett
> <email @ redacted>wrote:
>> 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 .
> -- 
> Alan Segal
> "There are 10 types of people in the world. Those who understand binary, 
> and
> those that don't"
> .
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