One thing I did when on pump,
I filled the Insertion patch thing, using a syringe, with insulin before
inserting. Why? Because not filling it may take several units and if you
are using small basal settings you may be missing receiving insulin for a
while. It only takes a moment to do. Yes, you could do a small bolus to
fill it, but that can also lead to hypos if you accidentally get a little
extra from the bolus.
Hope this helps
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:40:00 -0500
From: Urb Anism <email @ redacted>
Subject: Re: [IP] insulin questions
That's well thought out !
On Friday, March 14, 2014, Dave & Babs Moffett <email @ redacted> wrote:
> I completely fill my resevoir, which last 5 days. I change my site every 3
> days. When its time to put in a new site I insert it straight out of the
> package without attaching to the resevoir or pump, take the tubing off and
> save it. I attach the tubing of the resevoir that is still attached to
> pump. I fill the canula as I would with a new site. This allows me to
> all the insulin without having to mix old and new. I'm sure I also save
> some insulin by not filling the tubing as often. When my resevoir is
> I fill a new one. Then I attach the tubing I had saved. I go through the
> full new resevoir process. I just attach it to the site that was already
> started. I don't use as many resevoirs that way either. I have a little
> calender in with my supplies where I record which day I change resevoir,
> site and sensor. It works pretty slick.
> Babs Moffett
> pumping 14 years, Diabetic49 years .
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