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Re: [IPk] Dexcom G6



Interesting that infusion set inserters are recyclable (has recycle type
symbol on - tandem autosoft 90 are marked 05/PP.  I just pull needle out
into sharps bin and put the rest in plastic recycling bag.

Iain.

On Tue, 12 May 2020 at 10:21, Melissa Holloway <
email @ redacted> wrote:

> Hi Ruth
>
> Unfortunately the type of plastic the G6 inserter is made from Is not
> recyclable at present. They needed to use a grade of plastic that can be
> sterilised easily and unfortunately most types of plastic that are suitable
> for medical device sterilisation procedures are not easy to recycle.
>
> The inserter is mostly hollow at least. If you weigh it, itb s not very
> heavy in grams.
>
> Melissa
>
>
> On Tue, 12 May 2020 at 10:03, Ruth Gibbins <
> email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> > Angel-
> > Ib ve been using G6 since it came out, and itb s great for me.
> >
> >  As far as the sounds are concerned, Ib ve turned the slider on Always
> > Alert to
> > off, and at night time put my phone on silent and turn Wi-fi off and my
> > phone is
> > put on a bedside table. NOTE - I am not recommending this to anyone- but
> it
> > works for me! Doing this I get a single noise that always wakes me up as
> I
> > am a
> > light sleeper, and not those horrible alarms.
> >
> >  With the code- I keep each applicator and the piece of paper with the
> > code on
> > it in the wrapper until I insert the next sensor. This means if I have a
> > problem
> > with it, and need the sensor replaced by Dexcom Ib ve got everything they
> > need
> > to send back to them. Not that it happens very often, but it did once and
> > I had
> > thrown them away.
> >
> >  PS the applicator is not eco friendly - bad mark to Dexcom, I get some
> > pliers
> > and pull out the metal bit and the needle then throw it in the bin. I
> used
> > to
> > put it in recycling, but this is the safest way I can think of disposing
> > it.
> > Ruth
> >
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