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RE: [IPk] Disetronic D-TRON insulin pump



Insulin is released from the cartridge by pushing a needle through the
rubber seal at one end (compare the rubber seal on the vial of humolog you
use now); the other end has a moveable seal which is pushed in by a
motorised piston like the current model. You would be very unlucky to get
air in there but in theory it is possible.

Philip
-----Original Message-----
From: Diana Maynard [mailto:email @ redacted]
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2000 2:38 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: RE: [IPk] Disetronic D-TRON insulin pump


On Wed, 04 Oct 2000, you wrote:
>I asked about that and was told that this will be down to the NHS. The
>cartridge is similar to those used in pen injectors. From a quick look it
>would seem that to push the thick rubber seal down the length of the
>cartridge will consume more battery power and that will be expensive.
>
>Philip

So does it operate in a completely different way from the current
Disetronic pumps then, with respect to releasing the insulin from the
cartridge?  
Also, how is the cartridge sealed? Do you have to break the seal yoruself,
and if so, doesn't this enable the possibility of air getting in?
Just curious.
Di
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