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I-Port Users Group

This is a group meant for those who are using or considering to use the I-Port to inject insulin through.

Members: 26
Latest Activity: May 21, 2014

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Comment by Marfem on February 24, 2014 at 7:17am

The insertion needle is a couple mm longer than the canula. You cannot use more than one insulin in the I-Port, doesn't matter how long apart you inject. Only 1 medication per I-Port. Can't answer you other questions, call the manufacturer. I really liked them, used them until I got my pump.

Comment by drhadeel on February 24, 2014 at 7:13am
hello. i've heard about i-port adv, & i've some issues regarding it . 1/ Is that possible to use lantus & short or rapid insulin in the same septum or separating them by 60 mn ! 2/ the dead space 0.26 IU R we adding it at 1st time or every time we add insulin ? 3/ R we using 0.26 IU wiz 6 mm or 9 mm ?! 4/ the date written on plastic lid is it the exp or production ?! 5/ hw long is
the insertion needle ?
Comment by Marfem on November 13, 2012 at 11:50am

I would think so, but it's your doctor that will have the best opinion. The I-Port is not insulin/diabetes specific.

Comment by Lee on November 13, 2012 at 11:22am

I am being moved off insulin...thank god, but can anyone tell me if I can continue to use I-Port's with Byetta injections.

Comment by Marfem on November 7, 2012 at 6:26pm

Today is my second day with an I-Port and I love it. I have some challenges with injecting into my skin and this is the best solution until I get my pump in the new year. Still trying to figure out how to get my hands on them to buy them and how expensive they are going to be, but I can`t imagine they are any worse than infusion sets! I live in a small city so I have limited shopping options and my pharmacy says they can`t get them, so I`m still looking.

Comment by Kaytea on August 30, 2012 at 6:43pm

I can't really complain that I take 5 shots a day some people do it a lot more, but I really want this even if my insurance doesn't cover it all I would pay the extra. I've seen something similar to this and i'm working on getting information. I dont live in Canada but if I did...

Comment by Misty on October 20, 2011 at 9:01pm
today is my first day *testing* out the i-port. My first injection into the port burned like a mofo. I'm still thinking positive about this. Does anyone who currently uses this have any pointers for me? I used a pump for years, but ran into so many problems that I had to try something different.
Comment by morggirl on February 21, 2011 at 3:09pm
Yes I called the other day and they were going to send them till he asked for my ins info so I decided to just wait because I dont want to do try them then not be ble to get them. I have tryed to get it in the past with no luck but thinking of trying to get it again.
Comment by Catherine on February 14, 2011 at 8:56am
Definitely have Customer Care send your doctor some samples. Unfortunately there isn't a patient assistance program, but you can discuss options with Customer Care. Have you tried applying for Medicare? I know it's all a long complicated process! Good Luck.
Comment by morggirl on February 10, 2011 at 3:24pm
Ok thank you so much I have talked to her about them and she is not sure about them so I might try to see if they can send them to her for me to try out. Do you know if they have a patient assistance program? I do not have any ins at this time so I am getting all of my meds through patient assistance programs.

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