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Re: [IP] Priming question



Yes!  You can do a .5  (point five).  My nurse educator at Johns Hopkins
said manually prime it (about 25 u)  and when it starts to drip out of the
needle, stop.  Thenn program the MM to prime 25 u, and when it starts to
come out the end, hit suspend to stop the flow.  Insert the needle, attach
the cannula - prime .5 (for me) and then you're ready to go.  As odd as it
may seem, when I was forgetting to do both primes, my bs was always high
that first day.  On the softset, just drive that sucker into your stomach,
no priming, and much easier.  BUT - much more uncomfortable - they said I
was too skinny to use the softset -(ha!ha! - little do THEY know!).  Hope
this helps somebody - wish I had known this without trial and error - but
there you go - my diabetes has always been live and learn, and I wouldn't
trade this pump for anything!!!  Good luck!

Jane
-----Original Message-----
From: D & D Clarke <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Thursday, July 29, 1999 7:11 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Priming question


>I don't know that you could do a 0.05
>>bolus.
>
>
>Oops,  I meant  0.5.
>
>Donna Triolo- Clarke
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