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Air bubble problems ~ Insight pump.

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Type1Lad, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @donnellysdogs - I've never done that before! If I ever find I'm getting bubbles I'll do that. So far not a single episode of bubbletrubble - I think I've been lucky, judging by what I've read here!

    :)
     
  2. Type1Lad

    Type1Lad Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    we use prefilled cartridges so we can't see if there are any in cartridge or at least i can't
     
  3. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Erm I've never checked for any! Didn't with pens either.

    *coughs*
    :nailbiting:
     
  4. Gaz-M

    Gaz-M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I do check but Ive never seen an air bubble as of yet
     
  5. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Changed my cartridge and indeed it DOES look like your picture - mine sticks out that far too!

    Will be keeping an eye out on this thread, and also for any future bubbles.

    :)
     
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  6. Gaz-M

    Gaz-M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    thankyou Snapsy for that :) and I will reply once the new pump is linked up and basal setting etc are set up and see if these bubbles stop, I have used 6 cartridges in 7 days :wideyed: only change the cartridge every 6 days normally
     
  7. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hope set-up goes smoothly, @Gaz-M !
     
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    Gaz-M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    it went like clockwork :)
     
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  9. Type1Lad

    Type1Lad Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] this is mine :D
     
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  10. Gaz-M

    Gaz-M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    yeah the new one is the same
     
  11. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Does the puston wind the same though?
     
  12. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    File_000.jpeg

    This is mine - looks pretty similar.

    No problems with it as yet (and it's its first birthday in a couple of weeks - awwwwwww.....)!

    I love the look of the Insight when the infusion set is on - it's a bit weird looking at it 'naked' like this though - oooooer.......
     
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    #72 Snapsy, Oct 7, 2016 at 8:32 PM
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  13. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Actually @Gaz-M just comparing my above pic with your one on page 2 it looks as if mine's sticking out more!
     
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  14. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Perhaps its the lids?? Or the difference in the cartridges sticking out??
     
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  15. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    We need to line 'em all up together!

    :joyful:
     
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  16. Type1Lad

    Type1Lad Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Insight pump meetup 2016? haha i just wish they did funky accessories to make our pumps look better :p
     
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  17. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine's got a penguin sock to get dressed up in - does that count? And a frog sock for when that one's in the wash! They were a gift but are available here (and other sources are available - prices vary).

    http://www.ipsox.co.uk/style.asp?StyleID=3
     
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  18. Gaz-M

    Gaz-M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    you should keep an eye on it Snapsy, did you recieve the accu-chek Insight training chart? I have a copy I can take pictures of if you didn't. That is where I started to think the cartridge was sticking out to much from.

    Today I have just gone to test my blood and the E57 error message has came on, tried a few things to reset it (it happened when I first got the pump so I knew what to do) but nope still the same, so I called the help line again tried to reset it with the gentleman telling me what to do and its well duff :banghead::banghead::banghead:

    Luckily I have the aviva expert as back up (I think it was DD who suggested this to me so a big thankyou :happy:) and they are sending a new one out on Monday .............. FML:arghh:
     
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    Gaz-M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    sounds a little more smooth if that makes sense?
     
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  20. Snapsy

    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Gaz-M - thanks for the tip re training chart - that must be in all my pump starter kit blurb - will dig out that natty zippy briefcasey thing it came with and have a look!

    When my handset on/off button went for a burton the evening before Christmas Eve I asked my diabetes centre if they had access to an Aviva Expert meter - I turned up CE morning and they gave me one they had in the cupboard! Set it up immediately while I could still access all my settings on the handset. Thankfully Roche sent me a new pump handset which arrived NYE, and the broken one limped on until then - but I still have the Expert as back-up! I'm just so used to using the bolus calculator that I would be SO lost without it!

    So sorry to hear about the E57s. What a pain! Sounds a bit like my mother-in-law's stairlift - it fails regularly no matter which bits they replace - the engineers always say 'ooooh, you've been so unlucky - most of these only get their annual service and they're absolutely fine - shame about yours' kind of thing.

    When one relies on a piece of kit for health (insulin pump) or independence (the stairlift) it is really disturbing when it doesn't operate correctly!

    Hope Roche sort you out. Keep us posted!
     
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