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RE: [IP] Air bubbles in resevior



One more thing that will help tremendously also is to inject air
into your insulin bottle.  If there is a vaccum inside the insulin
vial, you will get air bubbles from that too.

--- Kathy Bruckmeyer <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Jacqueline...
> 
> A very patient an dear person on IP (a professor and I forget his name now)
> worked with me on this problem.
> 
> Firstly, you need to have the insulin at room temp before filling the
> reservoir.
> 
> Then you fill it and leave it standing at your medium temp.  ie:  I live in
> Florida and it's very warm so I fill the reservoir and leave it on the table
> outside until it reaches the same outdoor temp for a few hours.
> 
> Then all or most of the air bubbles rise to the top and any others, I just
> tap to the top and squeeze out before I attach it to my set.
> 
> I don't have any huge air bubbles any longer and no problems with missing
> any of my basal rates.
> 
> Also, make certain that before you put any insulin in the reservoir, that
> you move it up and down (the plunger) and twist it around to lubricate it.
> 
> If you draw beneath the 300 U mark, you will ALWAYS draw air.
> 
> Hope this helps.
> 
> Kathy Bruckmeyer
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