Re: [IP] One touch ping and close to empty reservoir issues
The purpose of holding it upright is to make air bubbles rise to the top of the
reservoir enabling the bubbles to be pumped back into the insulin bottle. There
should be no bubbles remaining in the reservoir when you disconnect from the
insulin bottle. Afterward if bubbles appear either you didn't remove all of the
bubbles or there is an air leak in your pump. Bubbles should rarely appear in
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> On Mar 17, 2014, at 6:29 AM, "Trish Ober" <email @ redacted> wrote:
> I have had Animas pumps since they came out and don't seem to have any
> problems using the insulin in the cartridge down to the end. More than once I
> would put a bolus in and get "empty cartridge" partway through the bolus.
> Then I just change cartridges and continue with the remaining bolus that
> wasn't able to go through in emptry cartridge. I also don't seem to have any
> bubbles either once I have gone at least 12 hours, etc. on a new cartridge. I
> always fill cartridges at least 1/2 day before using them as bubbles will
> as insulin warms up. Before inserting a new cartridge I ususally "knock" the
> cartridge against the cabinet a few times to make sure all bubbles are to the
> top - then continue to make sure you hold the cartridge in this same upright
> position the whole time you are inserting it, doing the "load cartridge" and
> "prime". It you would tip the cartridge upside down during this time - any
> empty space that was at the end of the cartridge (from when I knocked it
> against the cabinet) would then go down into the other end of the cartridge.
> Then I usually check tubing 3 or 4 times during the next 12 to 24 hours.
> About half the time I have a bubble in tubing during this time - just prime
> get rid of it. After that I do not ever have any more bubble in cartridge.
> Good luck! Do remember to make sure you continue to hold the cartridge in the
> same upright position the whole time you are putting it in the pump.
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