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5 Responses

  1. Amber
    Amber September 24, 2011 at 6:54 am | | Reply

    It’s easier, and won’t mess with your IOB, to use the “fill cannula” prime or fixed prime function to get the bubbles out if they’re at the tip of the tubing. There is less insulin wasted as well. Most of the time when I take a shower, all it takes is about .10u to .20u to bring the insulin back to the tip of the needle.
    And, it’s a good idea to always do this BEFORE reconnecting.

  2. Michael Ratrie
    Michael Ratrie September 24, 2011 at 11:11 am | | Reply

    I like Amber’s solution, but you might also consider letting the pump run while disconnected, depending on how long you are going to be disconnected. For a shower, you probably won’t be disconnected long enough to have a significant impact to the IOB calculation – unless you are taking a LOT of basal insulin or are very insulin sensitive — OR you take a really LONG shower :)

    Mike

  3. colleen
    colleen September 24, 2011 at 5:17 pm | | Reply

    I don’t suspend for showers. The CDE told me it usually caused more issues and I wouldn’t miss that much insulin.

  4. Bernard Farrell
    Bernard Farrell September 25, 2011 at 5:12 pm | | Reply

    If you happen to be trying a super bolus, don’t completely turn off your basal. Just turn it down to a really low amount and prime what’s left over.

  5. June S
    June S September 26, 2011 at 4:02 am | | Reply

    I don’t see any comments regarding the HUNGER issue above the air bubble one, but for us Type I’s I feel that we never really feel hunger the way Type II’s and non-diabetes do. For me, after 39 years of Type I diabetes, HUNGER = HYPOGLYCEMIA. I don’t remember what real hunger feels like!

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