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15. Don't sweat the "small stuff"

Details are important, but you can drive yourself nutty worrying about too many small things. Not everything is critical, there is some flexibility, and some days some things just simply work better than other days.


Clearing bubbles in reservoirs, cartridges and tubing

If you find a large bubble in the tubing after you are connected, try to watch it's progress. You can judge how far it moves with each pump "click" or "pulse", and estimate when it will arrive at the infusion site and pass into you. If necessary, an adjusting bolus can then be administered to compensate for the missed insulin. Believe it or not, this is not really that big a deal - your numbers might just look funky until the adjusting bolus kicks in ;-)

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