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[IP] Re: Insulin Question:How many units???

I use a Cozmo pump with a 300 unit reservoir.  I also use  Novolog.  I have 
figured it out so I can get about 304 units in my  reservoir after I prime.  I 
don't know exactly how much is left in the  bottle, I just draw up what ever 
is left into the next reservoir & top it  with some out of a new bottle.  The 
 way I get more into the reservoir is by over filling the reservoir & then hook
up the tubing & use the plunger  for the reservoir to fill the tubing.  I 
then load it into the pump.   Prime with one unit of insulin to make sure the 
 tubing it all the way full. Hook up & away I go. I would say that at least 90%
of the  time I end up with more than 300 units in the pump.
Cheryl W. 
Jazz OTSD CGC - Belgian Tervuren
& the Chihuahua  Gang
Russellville, Alabama
Type 1 since 4/1969 - Cozmo insulin pump  with Novolog since 7/2005 - current 
A1C  6.0

In a  message dated 6/9/2008 11:58:38 A.M. Central Daylight Time,  
email @ redacted writes:

I know  that there are 1000 units in each vial of insulin ( Novolog) , and 
 that each reservoir for my daughters pump is supposed to hold 300 units. When I
fill a  reservoir, and put it in the pump , I always check the "units of 
insulin left"  and it says somewhere around  270-280. I havent used the other 
 20-30 units up in the prime, as usually I have a tube that already has insulin
 it, so its not necessary. With one bottle of Novolog, I get 2 insulin  
 reservoirs with 280 units ( approx) each, and another with about 120 units,
of 662 units.....I SHOULD be getting 3 resevoirs , + another 100  units.... 
Anyone know why this is????????? Im doing everything  right, (  I think!!!!) 
and not wasting any insulin. Anyone else have this  problem???
Kim  Vierra-Diehl

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