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Re: [IPk] re: bubbles bubbles bubbles

When you were filling, did you tap the cartridge?  Where?  Try avoiding
the O-ring area - some cartridges protest that by leaking (sniff your
pump - can you detect the characteristic preservative?  If so, then the
air is coming in as insulin is going out.

Don't worry too much about being high at the start of pumping: what is
important is being level - whether that's a level 5, 7, 9 or 11 doesn't
matter (level 17 _does_ matter)!  Get level, then get low - the other
way around is much more difficult (if counter-intuitive).


In message <email @ redacted>, Sara Pumford
<email @ redacted> writes
 > I have just looked at my pump and can see loads of little bubbles again in
 >resevoir! There definately weren't any when i filled it last night. I'm going
 >keep an eye on my blood sugars (well i've been checking every 2 hrs anyway
>starting pump) to see if they are affecting it. So far this morning it was 4.7
 >on waking , then 4.7 about 3hours after. i did feel a bit low running in the
>as my blood sugars have been on the high side before I started the pump. The
>consultant yesterday says he wants them between 4-6 in the morning's as I'm
 >hoping to get pregnant this year so we are preparing for that. He says he
>like my HBA1c under 6%. i have never had a HBA1c under 7.6% so I do not know
>whether I can do it - I hope so!
>Thanks for all the advise so far
>Sara Davies
>Diabetes type 1 for 11 years / pumping 2 weeks (minimed 512) with Humalog

Pat Reynolds
email @ redacted
   "It might look a bit messy now, 
                    but just you come back in 500 years time" 
   (T. Pratchett)
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