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RE: [IPk] Re: Question for Teresa



Hi
Although I change my flex-link infusion sets every 3 days, I always change
the cartridge after 6 days - so a change of everything then. Professor David
Kerr at Bournemouth told me that he personally had done research which shows
that Apidra, the insulin I use, can start to crystallize after 6 days in the
cartridge, so it needs replacing. Therefore, as I use small amounts of
insulin, I only half, or two-thirds fill each cartridge to avoid wasting
insulin.

Also I use a Spirit pump with a clip on my waistband nearly all the time,
and I find it more secure to attach this inside my waistband - no dangly
bits of tubing, and if the tubing comes out the bottom of the pump, there
will never be any air bubbles going down the tubing. Am I keeping the
insulin too warm, do you think?

I am about to change to an Animas pump in a few weeks, and all the
information I have so far indicates people wearing it with the tubing going
upwards - is that strange? Or is it me?

Carol.

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf
Of Diana Maynard
Sent: 01 July 2011 10:17
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Question for Teresa

Just because your pump is clipped to your waistband/in your pocket/ in 
the bed next to you doesn't mean the *insulin* is going to be at body 
temperature. It's quite well protected, inside a reservoir which is 
inside the pump, which may be also inside a case!
Di
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