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Re: [IP] air bubbles



On 18 Nov 97 at 15:56, Wasson wrote:

> Today is my first day with the humalog in the pump, I did have trouble when
> filling the syringe with the humalog, I had a great deal of trouble with the
> air bubbles, I thought I got them all but just now when looking at the
> syringe inside my pump I can see tiny little pockets of air and I also see
> them in the line( they are very tiny and look like little specks when I hold
> them up to the light), now since these are so tiny do I worry about them? Is
> this normal? 
> My over all impressions of my first day on the pump, I don't like it but I'm
> going to keep with it to see if I can iron these things out, I had one low
> today 59 this morning, and now I'm around 200 at 3:00pm. My goal in getting
> on the pump was to have stable, closer to normal blood sugars, is this
> possible on the pump or am I still going to bounce up and down.
> Have some of you people who have been on the pump for awhile found blood
> sugars easier to manage?
>  
> 

Give it a while so you can get it all worked out.  My CDE told me it 
could take a couple of months to get all the techniques, tricks and 
adjustments figured out.  I've found my bg levels to be much more 
managable on the pump than they were on the multiple shots.  I've 
also experimented with bringing high levels down by splitting the 
bolus and giving part of it in the form of an adjusted basal rate 
over an hour - it keeps from having a drastic drop or crash just 
after a high.  I used to have that happen all the time, and now it 
is easier to handle.  
Randall Winchester

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