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Re: [IP] Prof. Vincent L & Bubbles in Tubing etc.

the paradigm pump has fixed the air bubble blues no problems h ere since 
i got the new pump

Kathy Bruckmeyer wrote:

>Don't know what happened but I lost tons of my e mails that were hanging in
>my inbox waiting to be read...so this is for Prof. Vincent L. and any others
>who want to hear about this.
>Prof. Vincent had replied to me regarding my post on air bubbles and we came
>to a conclusion that the bubbles would appear AFTER my set/site was changed
>and the reason being that the inside air temps were around 76 degrees and
>the outside temps around 90-95 degrees.
>His suggestion was to first lubricate the reservoir and then to draw air for
>as many units as you wanted to fill it with and then shoot all that air into
>the insulin vial.  Then to get the main air bubbles out and get back to
>level of units of insulin needed.
>Next step was to replace the cap on the needle and to sit it outside on the
>square part of the reservoir for at least one half hour to acclimate the
>insulin to the outside temps, thereby letting the air bubbles form (you know
>the complexities of stuff changing from solids/liquids into gases)  I'm not
>a scientist......
>Then take the reservoir back inside and tap at it and let all the bubbles
>that formed rise to the top and shoot them out.  When all bubbles were
>clear, then you could hook the reservoir to the tubing.
>Well, guess what?  It's now going on day 3 and I HAVE NO AIR BUBBLES!!!!
>So thank you Prof. Vincent and if anyone here has been helped by this,
>yippee to you as well :) :) :)
>Kathy B.
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