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Get the most outta your infusion sets!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Jan 11. 5 Replies

So, I have found a way to get the most life out of your infusion sets. So, order the Sure T infusion sets from medtronic. These are manually pressed into your skin. It is in a needle as opposed to a…Continue

 

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Dave replied to TheGr8Things's discussion 'Get the most outta your infusion sets!'
"Jen is not "Mrs Knowitall" she's a very respected and loved member of this community. Further, there was absolutely nothing rude or offensive in her post -- she simply disagrees with you, and posted the reasons why. You attacked her…"
Jan 11
niccolo replied to TheGr8Things's discussion 'Get the most outta your infusion sets!'
"I assume you lack insurance or your insurance has poor coverage? I cannot imagine why you would do this otherwise, it seems to be asking for issues with infection or occlusions."
Jan 11
niccolo replied to TheGr8Things's discussion 'Get the most outta your infusion sets!'
"Please make an effort to be respectful, that sort of tone is inappropriate to this community. We disagree vigorously all the time, but we treat each other as we would be treated ourselves."
Jan 11
TheGr8Things replied to TheGr8Things's discussion 'Get the most outta your infusion sets!'
"live on the edge.....i have had 0 problems.as a matter of fact, the quik sets lasted much shorter than these, and you can change sites with these......companies out there just want to make money. Scar tissue you i wish you saw....mrs knowitall"
Jan 10
Jen replied to TheGr8Things's discussion 'Get the most outta your infusion sets!'
"You are only supposed to use metal sets for 24-48 hours according to the information that comes with them. I can see reusing them if needed (if I have a bad site I will sometimes just take it out and move it to a new location), but I wouldn't…"
Jan 10
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Get the most outta your infusion sets!

So, I have found a way to get the most life out of your infusion sets. So, order the Sure T infusion sets from medtronic. These are manually pressed into your skin. It is in a needle as opposed to a catheter. After the given 3 days, slowly pull it out. Clean a new spot with alcohol swab and simply use the old infusion set. The adhesive tape will no longer work so use a sticky patch that one would use for your cgm. These can now be used for 10 days minimum. It goes into the skin easy even after…See More
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"It's simple....if his blood sugars are high this is the recommended strategy. Insulin pump minimed paradigm 722 or later model. Then you change his insulin to humalog. Humalog works like a charm when blood sugars run high. So now that you get…"
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Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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October 20, 1997
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At 2:50pm on December 5, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home TheGr8Things!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"Teenagers with Type 1", "College Students with Diabetes"
& "Young Adults with Diabetes".
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
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At 10:22am on December 5, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

 
 
 

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