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Ted/the Spiveys,

I have also had problems with the plunger getting stuck.  One thing I do 
that may have helped prevent this problem for the last six months is 
that before drawing up the insulin (Humalog also), I move the plunger up 
and down and twist it around several times.  I believe that this helps 
move the lubrication that Minimed had originally placed in the syringe 
around and helps keep the plunger from reaching a "dry area" on the 
inside of the syringe and becoming stuck.  Unfortunately, I keep my 
supplies on the shelf for months, even years, and the inside of the 
syringes need to be relubricated -- actually, the existing lubrication 
needs to be redistributed around the inside.  At least, this is my 
theory and it seems to work.


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