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Re: [IP] Bubbles at a bad sites and Silhouette priming

On Sun, 13 Dec 1998 email @ redacted wrote:
> In discussing using silhouettes, the minimed person said I should prime the
> cannula 0.8 units.  I said my training nurse had told me 1.0u, and he said,
> well, it was between 0.5 and 1.0 units, so he always suggested 0.8.  Since my
> hourly basal at night is 0.3 (and 0.4 most of the rest of the day) it seemed
> to me that would make a noticeable difference.  Since so many of you use
> silhouettes, what do you use to prime the cannula? 

Someone actually measured the volume of the sil a number of months ago.

Vol=0.75u appx. A 0.8u bolus will work just fine. 
The SofSet uses a 0.5u bolus.

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