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Re: [IPk] Silhouette help

Yes I prime 1.0 units for the Silhouette too (longer length needle) and 
it seems to work for me.
I never had a demo of Silhouettes either, but the late John Neale helped 
me insert my first one, in the middle of a quiet corridor in the Royal 
Northern College of Music in Manchester! Well it might have looked odd 
if we'd both gone into the toilets together!!!!

Melissa Ford wrote:
> Hi Allie
> Not quite fair of her not even to give you a proper demo and then
> watch you insert one for practice, I think. Hm.
> has the manual insertion instructions
> and here's a link to 2 videos:
> http://www.insulin-pumpers.org/howto/insertion-video.shtml
> In all my years pumping, I have never tried the automatic inserter for
> the Sil so I can't give you any pointers there. It is really not bad
> to insert manually once you get the hang of it.
> Does anyone who has a digital video camera want to make a video to
> show how to use the serter?
> As for priming, the standard prime for a Sil is 0.7 u. I always prime
> 1 unit when I change my set because it seems to help ease the
> transition from the old set to the new one, but YMMV!
> Hope this helps
> Melissa
> Type 1 15 years; MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 4.5 years
> On Fri, Apr 11, 2008 at 8:46 PM, Alison C H Jones
> <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> Hi
>>  My DSN has given me a box of sils & a silserter to have a go with, but I
>> could do with some instructions ( from the horse's mouth as it were!) The
>> instructions that come with the box don't seem quite the same as a photo
>> copied sheet I was given - at which stage do you peel the sticky bits off?
>> How much do I prime?
> .
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