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Re: [IPk] Dexcom G6



Thankyou everyone
Angel

On Tue, 12 May 2020, 10:30 I Jenkins, <
email @ redacted> wrote:

> 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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