[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]

Re: [IP] discouraged pre-pumper........

In a message dated 2/25/00 2:33:24 PM Eastern Standard Time, email @ redacted 

<<  A "prime" is a bolus also.   >>

When a person is outside looking in, meaning someone that does not have a 
pump yet,  I felt it was necessary to make clear the difference.
Bolus is used to describe the function when a large dosage of insulin is 
going into the body 
Prime is used to describe the function to fill the infusion set or eliminate 
an air bubble. To fill the infusion set/clear air bubbles you have 2 
functions to use: Prime or bolus.  
To administer a large dosage of insulin, you only have 1 function on the 
pump.  The bolus mode.  A person would not use the prime function to 
administer a dosage of insulin.
Thanks for listening!
Darlene - Mom to Kap - age 9 pumping
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe, contact: HELP@insulin-pumpers.org
send a DONATION http://www.Insulin-Pumpers.org/donate.shtml