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RE: [IP] Filling Cartridges

I believe that is correct if you are injecting into a vein.  Insulin is
going into subcutaneous tissue...the air bubble should just be absorbed and
not cause a problem.  The issue with air bubbles is that you will not be
getting the amount of insulin you think you are delivering if there is an
air bubble taking up space in the tubing.

Hope that eases your mind.

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[mailto:email @ redacted] On Behalf Of J.E.Hughey
Sent: Sunday, September 30, 2007 2:23 PM
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Subject: Re: [IP] Filling Cartridges

> I ignore the air.  Air gets absorbed fine.  If concerned, note
> " that 1" of tubing is a unit of insulin, so just bolus for it
> when the air gets absorbed.

Am I wrong in that an air bubble entering a blood stream can work its way to

the heart and kill you?

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