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Re: [IPk] No Delivery alarms

>It is not necessarily a blockage that can set off an occlusion alarm.  Any
>time the motor experiences greater than expected resistance can set off this
>alarm.  What can happen is if the cartridge is used more than once you can
>get uneven deposition/build up of insulin on the sides of the cartridge.
>This causes increased friction and can set off the alarm.  The plastic
>Cartridges Disetronic use have plungers which are pretty solid, they
>therefore do not deform under pressure the way a soft rubber plunger would
>and thus the increased pressure is detected quickly.

John -

Can you actually get insulin crystals forming on the walls of the
cartridge? I didn't know that. I'd always assumed it was just the lubricant
wearing thin or not being spread around sufficiently. And is the
crystalisation rate different on glass/plastic/oiled plastic?

John N

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