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Re: [IP] air in the syringe

You'll always get a certain amount of air into the syringe (cartridge)
because you can't expel the air in the neck of the syringe. I was shown that
flicking the cartridge (I use a Minimed) with a ballpoint pen is much more
effective that flicking with my finger -- you really need to HIT that thing.

I've always had a few very small bubbles left. I don't worry about those too

-----Original Message-----
From: susan leahey <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Tuesday, March 30, 1999 7:05 AM
Subject: [IP] air in the syringe

>Does anyone have any tips on how to draw up th insulin into the syringe w/o
>getting air in it? We had a terrible time doing this with my son's site
>chage on Sun. (it was our first time). We ended up back at the endo's
>yesterday to do it again. Ryan is using the Minimed 507c. I've been
>practicing on and off since we got home and I still end up with bubbles in
>the neck.I flick them out but they seem to multiply.  Any help would be
>appreciated. We are on our own again tomorrow. thanks, Susan

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