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Re: [IP] What's wrong with this syringe?

Duck And Barb wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> This morning I was preparing Erica's insulin mix  :-)  and when I went
> to cycle the syringe MM, it was impossible to pull back the plunger (for
> lack of a better word).  I took off the protective cap thinking that
> somehow that was causing a vacuum but it still wouldn't work.  Then I
> gave a HUGE yank, it budged, and a small amount of fluid and bubbles
> were drawn into the syringe.

I always cycle mine in and out a few times. If I find any resistance I
rotate the plunger first to try to get the lubricant all the way around it.

> Now, remember, I was only cycling the syringe so there was absolutely no
> insulin anywhere near the thing.  I am thinking it is the lubricant and
> it must have been gummed into the neck or needle....what do you think?

I doubt the lubricant would do that. It really isn't that gummy, AFASIK.

Ted Quick
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