Re: [IP] storing insulin in reservoirs
All the Medtronic Educator told you may be accurate. I have been
pre-filling, storing in the fridge for several years. I take the single
reservoir out and allow it to get to room temp a couple hours prior to using
it. If there were no bubbles in the reservoir by the time I was ready to
connect it to the line then I had no bubbles subsequently.
So far; that has been my experience with prefilling reservoirs and storing
the in the refrigerator or in the ice chest when on a road trip.
If there are any bubbles inside the reservoir; I pump them out when priming.
As for changing infusion site I agree with her. When I first used the pump
22+ years ago I did not change for 7-10 days. I built up a lot of scar
tissue. Now I change as needed. I never go more than 4 days in a single
site; sometimes 2-3 days depending on site condition.
Love my MIO.
> 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.
> Diabetic 46 years Pumper 11 years CGM 3 years
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