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Re: [IP] doing sils for first time / blood



Don't forget to put it in alcohol to keep it sterile.  You won't like what they
do if you get an infection in your site.

gianna marzilli wrote:

> little plastic protector cap that she puts on the pump tubing end while
> >showering?  where do y'all keep it?
>
>   Ruth-- I keep mine in a tiny little tupperware thing in the toothbrush
> drawer.  With the cover on.
>
> >and if she does NOT suspend while in shower for about 10 min.  if the
> >protector cap is on the tubing end...will this cause a 'backup' problem?
> > >can she just leave the pump on the bathroom counter and let the insulin
> >drip >out so we don't have to prime again?
>
>   I don't know about the cap-- I never put it on the tubing part in the
> pump.  But I still need to prime before reconnecting, even when I don't
> suspend.  If I don't, the insulin travels back up the tube and I could lose
> half a unit before the pressure would bring it back down.
>
> >thanks for all of you west coasters or late night easterners for your
> >input!
>
>   Late night??? try early morning . . .it's 1:20 am right now on the east
> coast . . .why am I still up anyway? Oh, right.  I slacked on my english
> papers and the quarter ends tomorow :)  one down, two to go.  all nighter,
> anyone??  --Gianna  p.s. good luck with the sils -- I haven't decided
> whether I prefer them or not.  they're a bit more convenient but . . .seem
> to irritate me more.  I don't need ice though :)
>
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