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Re: [IP] Insulin "receding" was: Re: Reservoir getting stuck
> In a message dated 98-01-27 11:42:11 EST, you write:
> > Finally, someone explained that it is
> > like a "barometer effect".
I call it siphoning myself.
You will notice if you hold the pump higher than
> > the end of the tubing that this effect stops. If you drop the pump lower
> > than the end of the infusion set, you notice the "insulin back up" in the
> > tubing.
> Bob, I try to keep the pump elevated while its disconnected, but I still have
> this "receding insulin syndrome." MM didn't think there was any problem, they
> suggested just priming until the insulin reaches the needle and then
I always keep the 2 ends of the hose at the same height when I disconnect,
as much as practical anyway. Before reconnecting it bolus .2 units which
verifies the hose is full.
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