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Nancy Leach - Re: [IPp] Re: [IP] Silhouette users



No kidding.  The user guide that we got from MiniMed said to prime 1 unit but I
just thought that more than double what we've been doing was too much.

MMmmmm,

Susan

Nancy Leach wrote:

> We prime the canula on the silhouette 0.7.  That is according to the user
> guide from minimed.
> Nancy
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Susan Borkowsky" <email @ redacted>
> To: "Pumpers List" <email @ redacted>; "Parents of Pumpers"
> <email @ redacted>
> Sent: Friday, August 02, 2002 1:21 PM
> Subject: [IP] Silhouette users
>
> > Hi.  I'm about to switch Jon to NovoRapid (Novolog) from Lispro
> > (Humalog) and I have a question for those of you using the Silhouette
> > infusions.
> >
> > How much do you prime the canula?
> >
> > We've been pumping diluted insulin since day 1 (U50) and now are going
> > to be pumping full strength (U100).  When pumping U50 we primed the
> > canula .40 units.  The pump did the rest of the calculation so we never
> > had to worry about volume vs. acutual units of insulin, now we do.
> > Well, now we don't really, except for the prime.  Prime is actual volume
> > where as before, we only worried about units and the pump always did the
> > calculation.  Now, it is full strength and the manual says to prime 1
> > unit, which is more than double the volume of .40 units.  (are you still
> > with me?)
> >
> > My question?
> >
> > How much is everyone priming their Silhouette canula's at U100 strength?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Susan
> > Mom to Julianna - 17, Danny - 15, Katrina - 11, Jonathan - 5, dx 08/00,
> > pumping since 03/02, and Nicholas - 3
> >
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