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Re: [IP] Paradigm-Any Suggestions for maximizing units remaining after set c....

What I have done to give myself more insulin is I fill up the reservoir and
then attach it to the tubing and push the insulin through by hand with the
plunger until a drop comes out of the end.  After I have the tubing filled up
I reattach the reservoir to the insulin bottle and fill it up as full as I
can (usually I pull the plunger down until I can just barely see the black of
the first O-ring starting to show, and the part that the plunger screws in to
is just past flush with the bottom of the reservoir).  Then I put in the in
pump and prime until I see another drop of insulin come out of the needle
(which shows up on the screen as 0.0 units).  After doing this I always check
to see how many units are remaining and I always get between 171-174 units. 
I'm not quite sure this wording has made any sense-I'm on antibiotics and
pain killers and not making much sense today.  If you have questions feel
free to ask and I will try to clarify.  Hope this helps.
            Diagnosed 8-13-93 (age 11)
       Pumping since 7-18-02 w/ my blue Paradigm "Lancelot"

In a message dated 3/17/2003 3:33:57 PM Eastern Standard Time,
email @ redacted writes:

> Does anyone have any
> suggestions on maximizing the units remaining after a set change? The best
> I
> can do seems to be about 146 units remaining.  This can vary, last change,
> for example was 132 units remaining. I am using Quik-sets, (42 inches of
> tubing, and straight Novalog. Ive been changing every 2 = days. Ive been
> following the instructions in the workbook, and draw the maximum amount of
> insulin (180 units).
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