Ok so sometimes with my infusion sets when i prime them insulin wont come out and so i have to use a different one, do i have to primethis one as well?? I would hope not because that sure is wasting alot of insulin
Also after ive opened a bottle of apidra do i have to keep refrigerating it until i use it all up or the 30 days is up or is there no advantage to it... i currently keep it refrigerated when im not filling my pump
Opened vials, whether or not refrigerated, must be used within 28 days. If refrigeration is not possible, the open vial in use can be kept unrefrigerated for up to 28 days away from direct heat and light, as long as the temperature is not greater than 77°F (25°C).
Yes, you need to prime when you change your infusion set, or else you will just be pumping air. Although not completely dangerous, the air, which isn't insulin, will send your BG levels out of whack.
Anyways, what length infusion set are you using? I usually need 12 units to prime on my 23". Are you holding the infusion portion above the pump when priming? Do you see insulin running through the tube when you prime?
I usually keep my insulin in the fridge before and after the first use..
Weird. When I get done, and it goes really quick, it usually says about 17 primed.
I have never heard of it not priming?
And yes you do have to do every new set of tubing.
And you do not have to put open vials in the fridge as long as you use them in 30 days or so.
I never chill mine and they always work.
They are Novolog however.
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