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Re: [IPk] Further 508 Experiments

In message <email @ redacted>, Michael
<email @ redacted> writes
>> If insulin comes out because the volume of the tube changes, surely,
>> it comes out whether the end is air or in me?
>> Or are you saying that more pressure is needed to force the insulin
>> into me, than into air, so that the movement of the tube back and
>> forth cancels itself out, when inserted into me, before insulin goes
>> anywhere?
>Sorta...   it does take more pressure to force it into you, but when 
>it's in you, after forcing out the insulin it can't suck air back in 
>when the tube relaxes, it has to suck back the droplet of insulin it 
>just expeled -- it's a zero sum game, especially after the next 
>couple of clicks.
That makes sense - the amount of insulin which comes out through violent
shaking _is_ about the same as leaks out if one takes the infusion set
out without waiting for a couple of hours.

Best wishes,

dm 30+, 508 1+, curious always
Pat Reynolds
email @ redacted
   "It might look a bit messy now, but just you come back in 500 years time" 
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