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Re: [IPk] cartridges



Eleanor

I'm sorry I did not make myself clear.

The cartridges should only be used once.  For most people on eg 40 units a
day a cartridge will last a week.  The weekly cost of cartridges is approx
1.60 a week.  This is less than 1 pint of lager but I agree they don't
taste as good!

The good news is we have held our prices at last years level

Best wishes

John
-----Original Message-----
From: Eleanor Biddle <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: 20 May 1999 15:01
Subject: [IPk] cartridges


>John, So are you saying that Disetronic users can use the plastic
cartridges
>more than the recommended twice? I certainly do and don't have any
problems.
>Also, it's a way of saving money.
>
>Eleanor
>
>>Di
>>
>>It is not necessarily a blockage that can set off an occlusion alarm.  Any
>>time the motor experiences greater than expected resistance can set off
>>this
>>alarm.  What can happen is if the cartridge is used more than once you can
>>get uneven deposition/build up of insulin on the sides of the cartridge.
>>This causes increased friction and can set off the alarm.  The plastic
>>Cartridges Disetronic use have plungers which are pretty solid, they
>>therefore do not deform under pressure the way a soft rubber plunger would
>>and thus the increased pressure is detected quickly.
>>
>>Best wishes
>>
>>John
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
>>To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
>>Date: 18 May 1999 12:57
>>Subject: Re: [IPk] No Delivery alarms
>>
>>
>> >
>> >> With the Minimed pump, and possibly also with the Disetronic (Please =
>> >> confirm, John?), the alarm occurs due to a build up of pressure
against
>>=
>> >> some sort of blockage. In the Minimed this will normally occur at less
>>=
>> >> that the equivalent of 3 units of delivery.
>> >
>> >That's quite a long time to go without insulin if it's just a basal
>> >going through. You might not be getting anything for 6 hours before
>> >the alarm went off!
>> >
>> >However, I imagine that this isn't as much of a problem as it sounds
>> >as it would be unlikely to happen in this way except directly after a
>> >site change (presumably why they recommend changing the site before a
>> >bolus).
>> >
>> >> Never forget, however, that many blockages occur because of problems
at
>>=
>> >> the site, either by blocking with tissue, or as the result of early =
>> >> stages of a build up of irritation etc. If the blockage can be cleared
>>=
>> >> once the set has been taken from the site then this is an indication
of
>>=
>> >> a site problem.
>> >
>> >It's a bit late by then as you've already taken the set out!
>> >Would it fair to assume that if you just get one alarm and then it's
>> >fine, it's unlikely to be a site problem?
>> >Di
>> >P.S. Ray, is it possible for you to turn off the html in you r emails?
>> >
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