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[IPk] Insulin Deposit or Air Bubbles??



It is quite possible that these are minute bubbles of air. As insulin, or
any liquid warms up some of the air in the solution will find it's way out.
If you just leave a syringe full of cold water down somewhere warm and look
at it some hours later you will almost certainly find small bubbles of air
on the syringe surface.

I observed this only yesterday when testing a new pump (Not for diabetics)
that has a visible syringe. After about 3 hours the whole inner surface of
the syringe was coated in these miniature bubbles.

This is the most likel cause - and won't cause any harm.

Ray Morrissey
----- Original Message -----
From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 1999 4:16 PM
Subject: [IPk] insulin deposits


> My syringe is getting down to the end of the insulin (about 100 units
> left and I can see little white bits in it. They don't move, they seem
> to be stuck to the side of the reservoir. They look like bubbles apart
> from the fact that they don't move.
>
> I'm going to change the reservoir when I get home as I don't like the
> look of them, and I need to change the set anyway. io could do it now
> but it's easier to do it at home, and my Bgs are fine for
> now.
>
> Anyone had these before and know what they're caused by?
> Could it be the insulin getting too hot? I've been wearing the pump in
> my bra (in a sockette thingy) for the last few days so I guess it could
have got
> rather warmer than usual.
>
> Thanks
> Di (full of questions today)
>
>
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