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Pump basics

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Snodger, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    If you change length of tube or type/length of cannulas you must also change the fill size with the Insight as well.
    I got my alarm going off at 30units so it gives me a whole day warning...
    Tonight it went off so I've taken the insulin cartridge out of the fridge to warm up to change tomorrow afternoon when I come home and have my bath...giving cartridge warm up time us definitely best. Especially as it is glass it takes longer than a plastic cartridge to warm up (I think)....
     
  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    DD, I was told taking the insulin out of the fridge an hour before was ample time, but the longer the better I suppose.
     
  3. Victorri

    Victorri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've taken mine out now ready for 6.30 in the morning to change. Getting up a little earlier to give me plenty of time to do it
     
  4. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    I think 1hour is the norm that is stated.. But I have from the combo pump bubble days becoming paranoid and just think if I alarm 24 hours ahead, then take it out as a reminder to do and really let it de-chill. It is also a reminder. As the cartridges only last 3 days its not as if I'm going to go anywhere near the 28days at a warmed up room temperature.

    Probably just my paranoia!!!
     
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  5. bridkid_74

    bridkid_74 Type 1 · Member

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    Im due to go on pump tomorrow. To be honest ive been dreading it. Ive read so much about pumping on here, websites and in books there just seems so much work involved and i thought it may be slightly better than mdi regime. However inthe few minutes that ive just spent reading your post it has made me feel so much happier. Massive thankyou. Xx
     
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