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[IP] Priming after disconnecting...



< i've heard people mention
priming after being disconnected, usually .5 units.  is this to fill up the
slack created in the cannula, or to cover missed insulin? i have been having
consistent highs right after my shower each morning, that i am convinced is
a result of being disconnected.  i've tried priming .5 right after
re-connecting, but it's not fixing the problem.  should i be priming more?>
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Hi Kim,

I think you will have better results, if you prime the "line/connector part"
BEFORE re-connecting it to your infusion "cannula hub" at the site.   I have
found that whenever I've been disconnecte, I have to use .5 or more, to see
the insulin come out of "connector part".

If you are high after your shower, & have bolused .5 to make up for the lost
time...
it is probably due to the fact that the insulin has receded in the line, &
is not getting to the cannula as normally expected.

Don't know what infusion set you are using, but it shouldn't make any
difference..I use the 6mm Quickset .

I think you will find that most anytime you disconnect, you will need to
prime a bit before re-connecting.  I was using my MiniMed 508C for a while
before getting this advice at a local Pumpers Group meeting.  ... and it did
make a difference.

Check it out, hopefully it will make a difference for you, too.

Evie
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