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Re: [IP] Animas - Priming



Thank you so much!  I have struggled with this for a long time.  It became
very inconveint when I had to change batteries away from home.  It's reason
like this I'm on this list!  Thanks a bunch, guys (and gals)!


> I have always primed the pump with the tubing hanging down.  I would think
to
> do it otherwise would be counter-productive to the screw coming down on
the
> cartridge???   If you make sure there are no bubbles in the cartridge
before
> you insert it - you won't end up with any bubbles in your tubing.  Firmly
tap
> the top of the pump (or I was told to tap the bottom against your fist
rather
> hard),  then insert the new cartridge, hook on the tubing, and you
shouldn't
> have to prime long at all on a full cartridge to see the insulin flowing.
> Just last week I changed my batteries and then because of doing this I end
up
> turning the pump upside down with the pump door open, etc. and then when
you
> reprime it will take forever.  My cartridge had 30 units left before I
changed
> the batteries.  So because of opening the door, tipping the pump, it
thinks
> you have a "new" cartridge and would have to "prime" from 300 units to 30
to
> get back in place.  This will take a "long" time.  To  get around this, if
you
> open the door and change the batteries on a less than full cartridge,
after
> changing the batteries, just take out the cartridge, tap the pump as above
for
> a "new" cartridge, and then reinsert the same cartridge.  That is what I
did
> last week and with just a few seconds prime to get a drop flowing out of
the
> tubing it will say "30 units" just as it said right before I changed the
> batteries.  Before I thought of reinserting the cartridge, I was priming
> forever when I would change batteries.
> Good Luck!
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