Next step is here,
Just hooked up my CGM ( Minilink) for the first time just a few min. ago. Waiting on the 2 hour alarm so i can calebrate it. Had a hard time deciding where to put it. I went with the side of the thigh since i put the pump hook up in my belly. Been doing real well with the pump so far, I love not taking all those shots.
Got a question, I have some quick pens that will go out of date before to long, was wondering if the pump reservoir could be filled with those, using the same filler and process as using the viles to fill it? If not I need to find some one local that I could give them to ( apidra)

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Comment by Scott E on December 27, 2011 at 7:23pm

You may have a hard time filling a reservoir with a pen, since both essentially operate in a vacuum. You'd have better luck injecting from a pen into an empty (or near-empty) insulin vial, then pulling it into the reservoir that way. Be careful though, Apidra is very sensitive to the environment and has a short (2-day) shelf-life at room temperature.

Good luck with the CGM. I found it (and still find it) tough to get working at times, but when it works well, it's great.

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