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Re: [IPk] Having a bad day or two



Hi all, for a bit of confusion, Jamie aged 12, primes 5 units when changing 
a quick set, and seems to work.(if of course its a quick set that is 
working, otherwise,its high anyway, remove the set and try again!!) Less 
puts him high.
Debbie






>From: "Heather Bowler" <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Having a bad day or two
>Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 11:04:56 +0000
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>I'm getting confused now...
>
>When I'm putting a new set on, I prime the pump until I can see the insulin 
>'pulsing' out of the set and then I connect it the part that's stuck on Sam 
>and prime for 0.3u. This works well. We did try 0.5u but that tipped him 
>too low. We did, rather extravagantly 'waste' a fresh infusion set to 
>check.
>
>Heather B.
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>>From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
>>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>>To: email @ redacted
>>Subject: Re: [IPk] Having a bad day or two
>>Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 10:42:37 +0000
>>
>>Hi Melissa
>>I use Silhouettes and I prime a unit to cover the dead space in the 
>>needle,
>>which seems to work. I try to change a set before I'm either going to
>>exercise or eat, so that there's better chance of the insulin being 
>>absorbed
>>quickly (exercise because the increased blood flow helps get the insulin
>>flowing, and food because I'm going to be taking a decent bolus, which 
>>also
>>helps get it going). Sometimes I have to bolus another unit or two after 
>>an
>>hour, just to get things going, but usually it works fine.
>>I was always told that you only need to prime 0.7 units for a Silhouette
>>needle, but 1 unit works for me.
>>Di
>>
>>On Thursday 28 November 2002 23:57, you wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > Below I've quoted a bit of the previous correspondence just to keep
>> > straight who said what. I should have explained that the 1.5u
>> > just-after-insertion advice goes along with priming a new 
>>Silhouette/Tender
>> > set because of the length of the Silhouette cannula! I was not thinking
>> > properly about the fact that people using Sof-Sets or other sets with
>> > shorter cannulae would not do so well with that large a priming bolus. 
>>I'm
>> > sorry for the confusion!! With regard to the Silhouette priming 
>>procedure,
>> > I would be interested to hear from anyone who uses Silhouettes who can 
>>get
>> > by on just a 1u. bolus to prime a new set; I haven't encountered any
>> > Silhouette users who bolus less than 1.5u. to prime a new set.
>> >
>> > Melissa
>> > IDDM 9+ years; MiniMed pumper 6+ years; Silhouette user 5+ years
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