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RE: [IPk] Minimed 508 volume problem



Hi Tony,

Why do you do that. Isn't that nearly a whole days usage. Did minimed tell
you to do it? I leave mine until completely empty. I use a D-Tron which does
empty the cartridge fully.

Miles

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted [mailto:email @ redacted]On Behalf Of Tony O'Sullivan
Sent: 07 September 2001 18:15
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IPk] Minimed 508 volume problem


Does this mean that you all wait until the reservoir is empty most of the
time? I thought it made sense to schedule changes of set etc with 20-50
units left.

Tony O'Sullivan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Diana Maynard" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 9:46 AM
Subject: RE: [IPk] Minimed 508 volume problem


> Yes, I always do the same thing.
> The reason is that when there are only a few units left in the reservoir,
there
> often isn't enough pressure to deliver the last bit of insulin, so you get
the
> no delivery alarm.
> When you detach the reservoir, even if you depress the plunger all the way
down
> to get rid of the last bit of insulin, if you really squeeze the plunger
you
> can get a few more drops of insulin out. The pump mechanism is such that
it
> never that final bit of pressure (because clearly that would be
dangerous).
> Di
>
>  > Elizabth's tip about inputting a volume of 10 units less
> than > you read on the syringe when replacing the reservoir is a > good
one.  I
> actually lost delivery following a low volume > warning because when
looking at
> the syringe there appeared to > be about 8 units left and I didn't think
there
> was a problem. > If you look when the syringe is empty (from the top as it
is
> > when in the pump)it does appear that the base of the black
> > plunger does not actually go to bottom (either a refraction
> > effect or my eyesite!).  I always input 10 units less for the
> > volume as well now.
> >
> > Bev
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