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Re: [IP] Volume of silhouette canula
I'm confused too! Like you, I had always used .4 or .5 to fill the canula,
but with such strong empirical evidence staring me in the face this morning, I
decided to see what would happen if I bolused 1.0 to fill.
I'm using Velosulin. An hour after my filling bolus, my BS was 96, then a
half hour later, it was 65. I ate saltines and decided that I won't be using
1.0 to fill the canula anymore. I'll go back to .5. But, it really did take
1.0 unit to fill up in my experiment.
I guess this is a prime example of YMMV!
> O.K. now I'm confused ;-|
> I have always used a .5 unit bolus to fill the cannula when changing the
> PureLine Comforts and the Disetronic Tenders (we have all been saying right
> along that these sets are all identical). There are times I have checked
> this, like MJ did and insulin began to drip after .5 units were
> The instruction sheet(s) which I have for the Tenders and the Comfort sets
> both indicate that a .5 unit bolus should be administered to fill the
> Is the Silhouette using a different diameter cannula, hence the requirement
> for more insulin to "prime" the cannula?
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