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Re: [IP] Re: insulin-pumpers-digest V11 #166

Or read the paperwork that comes with the sets and there should be 
information on how much is needed to fill the cannula.
I use quicksets and 9mm cannula and it needs 0.5 Unit to fill it.
Linda Hatch

At 04:48 AM 10/30/2008, you wrote:
>Are you programming in a little insulin to fill the cannula after 
>you put in a new set? When you pull the introducer needle out, the 
>cannula is empty, so you won't be getting insulin until after it 
>fills up. The amount of insulin needed depends on the size of the 
>cannula, so you'll need to ask your healthcare provider how much to 
>give yourself. Or try asking your pump company.
>Jan and ?
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Shannon and Mike Tartaglia" 
><email @ redacted>
>>On that note, does anyone have any suggestions on what they do to counteract
>>the first day highs of a site change, I seem to have my first day of a site
>>running high (for the first 5-6 hours), and then I have two good days, and I
>>have to change the site on the morning of the third day, so really, i seem
>>to only get two good days out of a set, which is frustrating and expensive
>>to say the least.  Right now I have taken to changing my site right before I
>>eat a meal in the morning (usually) and bolusing for my meal with a needle.
>>I would love to know if anyone has any other suggestions.
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