I know that this is something we shouldn't do. But I've seen a video on YouTube demonstrating how to do this and I'm sorely tempted to go ahead and do it myself. My 11-year-old daughter has T1D and just started pumping with the Omnipod on 06/02/2014. Our experience has been very positive so far, and we just love this pump. But my daughter is still honeymooning and uses an average of only 19 units a day max. This means that at the end of day 3 there is at least 28 units of insulin remaining in her Pod. I hate to waste things, and as we all know, insulin isn't free.
I realize that there is a risk of contamination when you withdraw insulin from a Pod in order to reuse it, but I'm meticulous about keeping things as sterile as possible when withdrawing insulin from the vial or cartridge, filling the new Pod, prepping my daughter's skin and handling the filled Pod prior to attaching and activating it. In addition to the risk of infection, are there any other obvious reasons why withdrawing insulin from a used Pod and reusing it to fill the next Pod is a bad idea? Also, how many of you do this or have ever done this? How often do you do it? If you have done or continue to do this, have you ever had an adverse outcome?
Thank you in advance for your reply!