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Re: [IPp] reservoir questions



Hi Allison,

Well...I hate to say it, BUT...we toss the bottles of
Novolog, when there's not enough insulin to fill the reservoir.

Pam C*
Wife to Bobby
Mom to Taylor (9) dx.4/98 pumping~MM508~10/01
and Chloe (5)




On Wednesday, July 10, 2002, at 10:56  AM, Allison Leake wrote:

> On our last site change, we were near the end of the bottle of Humalog.  
> We had a small amount left, but we didn't think it would be enough to 
> totally fill the amount we use in a reservoir.  Not sure of what to do, 
> we discarded the bottle (not even 28 days old) with the small amount left,
>  and just started a new bottle, because we knew we would definitely have 
> enough Humalog that way to fill the reservoir.  This seems wasteful, and 
> we would rather not do this...
>
> My questions are:
> Is it okay to use up Humalog from one bottle and top it off with Humalog 
> from a new bottle?  Are there problems (more chance of bubbles in the 
> reservoir, contamination, mixing opened and fresh Humalog compromising 
> the effectiveness of the combined insulin in the reservoir)?  Do any 
> other families do this?  Any problems I didn't mention, or validation of 
> the ones I did?
>
> Thanks very much for your replies,
> Allison
> mom to Jeremy, 8, pumping with Paradigm 6/02
>
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