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Highest amount of insulin?

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by NaziaB, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    The contour next usb is rechargeable with usb charger or when plugged into computer usb connector.

    @GrantGam sorry cross post would also add that replacement batteries are free for the Tee2 on Spirit health's web site.
     
  2. EllsKBells

    EllsKBells Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    AccuChek Aviva Expert uses 3 x AAA batteries. It has a colour screen, so they only last about four or five months. My old meter, which used the CR2032 batteries mentioned by @GrantGam , would go well over a year between changes.
     
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  3. NaziaB

    NaziaB · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info! :)
     
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  4. NaziaB

    NaziaB · Well-Known Member

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    Aah ok, thank you! :)
     
  5. NaziaB

    NaziaB · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for your response. :)
     
  6. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Do remember using the brushed metal pens @Snapsy , just don't remember having to do all of the above, must be an age thing :rolleyes:
     
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  7. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    I had a silver brushed metal pen for my first pen. I can't remember the name of the pen but it looked and felt good.

    Edited to add - I think it might have been a Novopen.
     
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  8. GrantGam

    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So we're back to this @noblehead;)
     
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  9. paulliljeros

    paulliljeros Other · Well-Known Member

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    The problem I remember with the metal novopens, was the risk of theft ... back in the early 90's, I never bumped into another diabetic, and people just thought it was a fancy fountain pen, worth stealing! and there was always an amusing look of shock and horror when they grabbed the pen without asking to write a note and uncovered a syringe.
     
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  10. NaziaB

    NaziaB · Well-Known Member

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    Oh wow, theft! I never even thought about! If I design a wristband that looks trendy, stylish and less like a medical device then people might steal this too... :(
     
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  11. GrantGam

    GrantGam Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I rated your post funny, although it's clearly a major concern. I cannot think of any other inanimate object that go's missing/gets "acquired"/permanently borrowed, more than a pen.
     
  12. paulliljeros

    paulliljeros Other · Well-Known Member

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    Oh, and the joys of losing count of the number of clicks half way through .... now .... was I up to 8, or 9 clicks??? And the next incarnation, you had to dial the dose up, and twist a lock before injecting, other wise the plunger wouldn't work ... As a forgetful teen, I became quite adept at locking it one handed, as the syringes were 12mm, so the other hand had to keep my skinny legs pinched!
     
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  13. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    The double line a little to the left of the cap, @noblehead , is where you unscrewed it to pop the cartridge in. And the screw thread a third of the way along from the left is where the cap screwed onto when you were ready to inject. At which point the cute little button on the end of the cap (far right) would pop out!

    Ah, memories, memories! And I love a bit of sexy gadgetry. My pump ain't nearly as good-looking as that pen!!!

    :)
     
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  14. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Well remembered @Snapsy , it all starting to make sense now :)

    Very true but just think about how much more a pump can do.

    It's strange,of all the pens, syringes and bg meters I've used over the years there's one gadget that I remember quite clearly, it was my very first bg meter and they called it the Reflolux S, it took 2 mins for it to read a bg strip but it was much better than testing urine which I previously had to do.

    How times have changed..................
     
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  15. eventhorizon

    eventhorizon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Most of the meters with colour screens seem to have lipo rechargable batteries via usb cables. One exception I can think of is the Accu Chek Expert with colour screen and uses AAAs. I like a rechargable meter which can recharge using the same usb cable as my phone.
     
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  16. Gemma2

    Gemma2 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My first insulin pen in 1962 was glass and metal with a big needle and you had to boil it to sterilise it. How times have changed. All for the better.
     
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  17. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    If it is a wristband why not make it run off of solar power.
     
  18. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I got a solar powered watch many years ago. I think it lasted around two months before it completely died never to tell the time again.

    So it needs to be a good solar panel on the wristband to last any length of time.
     
  19. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Don't you need sun for that?
     
  20. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    I have a citizen eco watch - had it for years and it is great - about 1an hour of light runs it for about 6 months
     
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