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Re: [IPk] No Delivery Alarms

Hi Kate

> I might have missed the point here, but my D-tron stops immediately it
> thinks there is a blockage...

That happens with the Minimed pump too. I think the point was that the pump 
doesn't always realise immediately that there's a blockage, because it has to 
wait for a buildup of pressure before it realises, which could mean you've 
already missed some insulin.

> I have had a lot of E4 errors recently, and having changed everything
> several times, rang Estelle.  She told me that the silicone content of some
> batches of insulin seems to "clog" the diagphram in the adapter, and sure
> enough, changing to a new pack of penfills did the trick.  (I was able to
> push insulin through by priming the pump to give boluses though, and normal
> running did not see to affect it so no major panic, just inaccurate dosage
> records...)
> Can you not get the air out of a minimed pump before you attach it??  We
> were taught to expel air from the pump before inserting the cannula - I
> find that if I carry the pump with the delivery end down, any small air
> bubbles stay in the end of the tubing - with the minute amounts of insulin
> the pump delivers, air bubbles could have significant consequences...
> Kate Clapham
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