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Re: [IP] RESERVOIR GETTING STUCK



Your plungers are most likely getting stuck because you are not
pushing the plunger up and down the cartridge which distributes
the lubricant that's on it.  This is what I was taught to do for my (D)
pump. I don't know if it's in the manual.. should be..
Forrest


Clifford Bateman wrote:
> 
> 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.
> 
> Cliff
> 
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