Hi Cindy!! You're back! How was your trip?
Well bubbles - depends where they are. If near my set when I notice I just unplug and prime a little. If closer to the pump end I don't do anything - and if I remember check later when its closer to me, unhook and prime it out then. Or just forget and not worry. I wonder how much a quarter inch of tubing insulin is in units?
Thanks, when you say 'prime it out', I don't know if you mean the bolus function or the set up function. If I use the bolus function, wouldn't that screw up my insulin on board for further calculations?
I really appreciate hearing of your experience, even with a different pump. A few weeks ago I had big delivery problems. First it was a leaking reservoir and then big bubbles. MM was great about sending me new infusion sets. I didn't cause the leak, but now it's clear I'm doing something wrong to create these bubbles. Back to the drawing board.
I don't actually look at my tube. Ever.
I've been having champagne bubbles + longer ones for a couple of weeks now. I conclude it's pilot error. I am rereading the instructions now to see where I may have gotten a little cavalier lately. I'm not the most savvy pump user yet. If you never have delivery probs, you must have the site change down to a science. How I aspire to that!
After multiple attempts to fill the reservoir carefully without bubbles remaining, I was about to tear my hair out and throw the pump away when a lightbulb went off. The insulin vials I was using had been flying with me up and down on six jet airplanes. I jumped in my short and bought a new bottle at the store. VOILA! I'm wearing the pump now with a reservoir of perfectly filled bubble-less insulin.
Has anyone else had this problem?
Thanks so much for caring and helping me get this thing right. Yes, I do go thru the fill, push out bubbles, fill, tap out bubbles routine. And I've done well for the first 6 mos of my pump life, I only got into bubble land on my trip and after. I do think it was all the flights in my case because that's when the trouble began. I would be able to push out the big bubbles, but a fine coating of fizz bubbles would adhere to the sides of the rez at that point, and when I flicked the side again, there would be a burst of new fizz and the coating on the sloping walls of the rez would stay put. It was a phenomena that I had never seen b4. In my tubing the bubbles would be 1/4" to 1" long eventually. I wasted 4 reservoirs b4 I bought the new vial of insulin and had success.
i live where at 3300 ft and then travel to the other side of the state where its sea level. it causes bubbles sometimes but when you make your reservoir dont you push the insulin back and forth into the bottle and out of the bottle to remove air? i get bubbles while filling but tap the side hard then push back into the bottles then draw back out until i get perfect bottle