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RE: [IP] Air bubbles in resevior


First off, don't disconnect your pump until you have a reservoir that is
satisfactorily filled. You do not need to do that. Fill it first.

Secondly, place the reservoir and plunger over the insulin bottle and fill
it with air by pushing down on the plunger. Turn it over and let it fill
itself, after that pull down very slowly on the plunger and fill it to
The level it needs. If bubbles appear use a pen and tap lightly on the
Reservoir until they rise to the top. Push up on the plunger very lightly to

Eliminate them into the insulin vile, then gently pull down on the plunger
To fill it up. This process should take about 2 minutes.

After successfully filling it, disconnect your pump and current infusion
set, rewind the pump and continue on.......


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of Jacqueline Hall
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2003 11:09 PM
To: email @ redacted
Subject: [IP] Air bubbles in resevior

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 I wasted over 100 units tonight on trying to get air bubbles out of the
reservior and it took me over an hour and I ended up having to put a lot
insulin into the reservior then normal so I will have to change my site
which won't be good since I react and my skin doesn't heal quickly so I
have many sites left. I have this problem just so often that it's very
discouraging and at times makes me what to just forget the pump, it's a huge
problem. Does any else have this problem or have any ideas or advice about
getting the air bubbles out of the reservior with minimal trouble aside from
knocking the reservior with your finger or pen or something? Is there
I can do so that I don't spend an hour off the pump trying to get bubbles
(and I'm not talking about just little ones, I'm talking about lots of
that won't leave) and so I don't waste 100 units each time trying to get
out, I am really struggling with this so any advice will be great.!
 Oh, I use humalog as well.

Jacqueline Hall

Chaos, panic and disorder. My work here is done

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