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Re: [IPk] Priming Paradigm 512

Thanks for the suggestion Claire, but I don't have a problem with air 
bubbles so don't push any insulin through manually. How many units would you 
average to fill the tubing?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Clare Price" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 10:44 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Priming Paradigm 512

> Hi Allie,
> I wonder if when you have connected the tubing to the reservoir, do  you 
> then check again for any bubbles and push a little insulin  through at 
> this stage manually, before connecting to the pump, to get  rid of air? 
> This would then move some of the insulin through the  tubing, so that when 
> you connect to the pump and prime it doesn't  need so much to go through 
> to reach the other end.  I do this, and so  therefore the prime amount 
> happens to be less because some insulin is  already in the tubing.
> Just a thought ...
> Clare (type 1 for 38 years, 7  months pumping, Paradigm 522)
> On 30 Apr 2008, at 09:22, Alison C H Jones wrote:
>> I'm on a MiniMed Paradigm 512 (2yrs) and when I primed the tubing  of my 
>> quickset (long tubing) it used to take around 10u for the  insulin to 
>> come out of the business end. The last 1/2 doz of times  I've primed the 
>> insulin in filling the tubing and coming out of the  end before its even 
>> got onto counting the units - hope that makes  sense.
>> Is there any reason for the change? - everything seems to be  working OK 
>> and my sets haven't changed, but I feel a bit unsettled  as this is new.
>> Any views welcome.
>> Regards
>> Allie .
> .
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