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Re: [IPk] My first enquiry



fond your e-mail very interesting  i had to reinsert the introduce needle in
to one of my canulas because i had only had it in for a couple of hours and
it came out i was sweating a lot and working in my garden so i thought well
i can not afford to use  another one so i used the old one and got the
needle from my sharpsbin i have bad eye site so go my glass out and re
inserted it i found that it lasted for three days   the only thing i had to
do was use a opsite and cut a hole in it for the canula i use the Silhouette
infusion set i have got quite a supply of tubing so will try your method
best regards   vic
----- Original Message -----
From: "Allan" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, June 04, 2002 9:53 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] My first enquiry


> My Minimed 508 pump, self funded, cost #2450. The consumables will cost
> around #80/month if you adopt the manufacturer's  recommended schedule,
i.e.
> choose the most expensive cannula and change it every two days. However, I
> use the infusion set many times. I change it every 2/3 days and rinse
> current one with surgical spirit and store for re-use. There's been no
> infections or other adverse reactions with this technique and it
> dramatically cuts the cost. Also, I refill the reservoirs 3 or 4 times
and,
> so far, there's no sign of sticking. With these economies I can afford the
> monthly cost and without them I certainly couldn't.
>
> Allan, T1 for 47 years, pumping for 1 year.
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