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Re: [IP] length of tubing



I'm in the boat as you Sam.  My H hangs around for 5 hours and would like to
know. Sheila

Sam Skopp wrote:

> At 04:44 AM 7/17/1999  April Smith wrote:
> >Does anyone have an opinion about whether the shorter length of tubing
> >is advisable for a pumper that needs faster delivery of insulin? I have
> >gastroparesis and use the 42 inch tubing and it takes 5 hours for a
> >bolus of humalog to take affect sometimes.  Would I get better results
> >with shorter tubing?
>
> It's not the length of tubing that has any bearing, but the speed of your
> insulin. I know that Humalog takes longer to work in some people (I'm a
> slow burner with H too). Once the pump pushes a bolus at one end, it comes
> out the other end instantly (assuming you primed your pump correctly).
> You'd have a similar situation if you injected the H, instead of pumping
> it. So, the length of tubing makes absolutely no difference at all. The
> only reason for different lengths is convenience and personal preference.
>
> I don't know why some people react so much slower to H than other people.
> And, I don't know if there is anything that can be done to make it better.
> If anyone out there knows anything, please chime in.
>
> Sam
>
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