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Re: [IP] refilling tubing

> Ryan writes:
> > 4. Prime the new tubing/reservoir as usual.  Since the tubing 
> > should already be filled with insulin, you shouldn't have to prime 
> > very much unless you find that bubbles have seeped into the 
> > tubing while you filled the reservoir.
> I am no engineer (but i have played one on stage), but when you
> break the vacuum seal (or whatever kind of seal it is) that exists
> in the tubing by 
>  disconnecting it from the reservoir, doesn't air automatically seep
>  in? I
> learned
> the hard way that you have to be unplugged from the set before you
> pull the 
>  reservoir out and unscrew the tubing.....felt like an insulin beer
>  bong going
> in!!

Gravity is what pushs the insulin in... If you keep the disconnected 
end at the same relative height as the inserted end, the fluid in the 
tube will stay put. Raise the disconnected end and the weight of the 
fluid will cause it to infuse and visa versa.

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