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Tomorrows the day

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by dtennant9, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. dtennant9

    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Shower successful!! Was quite easy coming off it.
     
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    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'll admit it took me a few days to get used to unclipping. I was being too gentle at first!
     
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    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I think I was also being too gentle.

    I was also extremely careful in the shower trying to keep my site as dry as possible but I don't think I needed to worry about that.
     
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    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No you don't, it can be taken swimming etc. just takes a little while to get confident with it
     
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    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes my wee boy loves swimming but that'll be a few weeks off before I start trying that.
     
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    shedges Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It does keep pumping, but minute amounts - unless you're on a really really high basal rate. Try it ... unclip it and sit and watch. You'll see the amount that comes out is negligible.
     
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    Chas C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I always find that after I disconnect for a shower, for some reason the insulin (even though pump is not turned off) returns back down the tubing, 5-20mm. I always have to re-prime before reconnecting ;-)
     
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    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'll maybe try that the next time.
     
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    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's really odd!
     
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    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I just thought I had a small bubble, was actually just a mark on the tubing :banghead:
     
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    hale710 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah the Mio tubing gets a lot of those. The actually bubbles are less noticeable than those marks lol
     
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    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good to know, I did have a few bubbles when filling the saline but thought I'd got rid of them. At least it was just a mark.
     
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    shedges Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    To distinguish between bubbles and marks, roll the tubing between your fingers. If it's a bubble it'll appear consistent and not change appearance when you roll the tubing. If it's a mark it will generally not be uniform all the way round, so will change appearance as you roll the tubing.

    I always put my pump on a high shelf, or hang on some clothing on the door, then the bit that attaches to me is lower... gravity should stop the liquid from going back up the tube.
     
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    I wonder if this is to do with how cartridges are filled? Do you inject air downwards snd then turn vial upwards or do you inject air upwards into the vial and then withdraw insulin?
     
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