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Re: [IPk] Minimed 508 volume problem



2 reasons, and I'm open to correction, having a pump for all of 3 weeks!

First, I don't want to have it run out during a bolus, so I'm left wondering
how much it actually gave before giving in.

Second, I prefer to change everything together, especially in the light of
discussion on this site about infection. It's the kind of thing I'd like to
do in my own time, and in the right circumstances, ie at home rather than at
the start of a wedding or in a pub (not that I go to many weddings, you
understand).

That's the main thinking behind my actions.

Tony
----- Original Message -----
From: "Miles Powley" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, September 07, 2001 6:32 PM
Subject: 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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