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Re: [IP] Prime after disconnect



Ted Quick wrote:
> 
> Curtis Lomax wrote:
> >
> > We have found that we must prime after disconnecting for a while.  It
> > sometimes takes 0.5 units to get a drip from the tubing before we reconnect.
> > We don't suspend the pump during disconnection but we are on a low basal
> > rate, .01 and .02 units per hour.  So we thought that it would just keep the
> > tubing full and ready to go, but that is not what we have seen in practice.
> >
> > Any comments to us newbies?
> 
> OK, minor physics lesson about plumbing systems seems to be in order.
> I always put the disconnect higher than the pump while in the shower or
> disconnected for whatever reason, and leave the pump running. Because
> the open end is higher than the pump the insulin will drop down some
> because of hydrostatic pressure, but build up somewhat before reconnecting.
> When I do reconnect I hold the open end on the same level as the pump and
> normally see a small drop form there, and put it together again, if I
> don't see a drop I may need to do a small bolus before connecting, but
> this is very rare.
> 
> If the connector is left lower than the pump, especially if aimed downward,
> some insulin may drip out and need to be replaced in the hose before you
> put it back together.
> 
> Ted Quick
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I just lay my pump on the sink and leave it running.  Never had anything
leak out except what is pumped out!
Gary Taylor
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