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MM Quick Set Infusion Set tubing problem

Started this discussion. Last reply by educatedfarmwife Jan 1. 7 Replies

I've had lots of issues with infusion sets. This one is new and I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem. When I took the reservoir out of my pump and disconnected the tubing, the tubing…Continue

Weight Loss, Type I, on a pump

Started this discussion. Last reply by JohnG Feb 27, 2010. 43 Replies

I'd love to hear ideas/tips from those of you wearing a pump and have achieved weight loss.  I was diagnosed in 97 and since then can't seem to lose weight successfully.  Any…Continue

 

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educatedfarmwife replied to jen's discussion 'Sudden insulin resistance??'
"Jen, I'm interested in knowing what you finally found out about your insulin resistance? I'm having similar issues and went through similar testing. Just wondered what you finally did to resolve the issue?"
Jan 18
educatedfarmwife replied to Ian Magary's discussion 'Type 1 adventures with Dr Bernstein & modified Paleo' in the group Dr. Bernstein Diabetes Solution Group
"I started Bernstein last October. I had amazing results immediately with my blood sugars. I never lost any weight (wish I could), but my sugars were a pretty flat line on my cgm. I was so happy. Then in January I injured my back and had to receive…"
Jan 7
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This is a group for anyone that is using Dr. Bernstein's Diabetes Solution in full or in part (using a very low carb diet of around 30g/day) to manage their diabetes.
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"Total Available Glucose. The premise behind TAG is that a portion of the protein and fat content of the meal will also contribute to carb loading above and beyond the actual carbs in the meal."
Jan 7
educatedfarmwife replied to educatedfarmwife's discussion 'MM Quick Set Infusion Set tubing problem'
"When I said I took the reservoir out and disconnected the tubing from the site, I watched the insulin go from the top of the reservoir up the tube...indicating either a huge air bubble or the tube was empty. Upon further investigation...I found out…"
Jan 1
Spock replied to educatedfarmwife's discussion 'MM Quick Set Infusion Set tubing problem'
"I am interested. If you "took the reservoir out of the pump and disconnected the tubing," how could it fill? Detached from the pump and the reservoir there is no source for insulin to fill the tubing. I would certainly call Medtronic. If…"
Dec 6, 2013
Spock replied to educatedfarmwife's discussion 'MM Quick Set Infusion Set tubing problem'
"I was always told not to use that method, Rick . My instruction is to insert about 30% of the expected fill for the cartridge. I have found this works really well. I had some past problems with cartridge bubbles, and this method pulls air out of the…"
Dec 6, 2013
educatedfarmwife replied to educatedfarmwife's discussion 'MM Quick Set Infusion Set tubing problem'
"Thanks!!!"
Dec 6, 2013
educatedfarmwife replied to educatedfarmwife's discussion 'MM Quick Set Infusion Set tubing problem'
"Thanks for your input!"
Dec 6, 2013
rick the "Blogabetic" replied to educatedfarmwife's discussion 'MM Quick Set Infusion Set tubing problem'
"I cannot help with this issue directly, but to chime in I inject my vial of insulin with double the amount of air that I intend to draw in insulin. The pressurization means I do not have to pull the plunger it self fills. It is important to…"
Dec 5, 2013
Timothy replied to educatedfarmwife's discussion 'MM Quick Set Infusion Set tubing problem'
"Reverse pressure causes it. I use silhouettes. So I do it differently. But still the problem can exist on any sets. The trouble is probably because you don't inject enough air into your insulin bottle before drawing it. Then when you draw…"
Dec 4, 2013
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MM Quick Set Infusion Set tubing problem

I've had lots of issues with infusion sets. This one is new and I'm wondering if anyone else has had this problem. When I took the reservoir out of my pump and disconnected the tubing, the tubing started filling. The tubing was very rigid. Almost like if you suck on a straw and pull all of the air out. The tubing was just like that. I had ate dinner and didn't feel well after dinner. When I tested my sugar was 393. When I changed the infusion set, I watched the level of insulin in the tube go…See More
Dec 3, 2013
renka commented on educatedfarmwife's blog post 'Pump Vacation'
"i wanted to do that too..... i talked to my doc about it and she said i can do whatever i want but i probably wont like not being on the pump and she was right! shockingly! so i lasted about 2 weeks on the needles again! good luck with your decision!"
Aug 6, 2013
meee commented on educatedfarmwife's blog post 'Pump Vacation'
"If you feel you need a break I would take it, you can always go back to it later I think. And as others have said maybe address some of the issues you're having with the air bubbles and kinks if you can. I think that is great you're doing…"
Aug 5, 2013
swisschocolate commented on educatedfarmwife's blog post 'Pump Vacation'
"I went on a pump vacation once: it lasted 3 weeks and i was back on my pump. I got so used to being able to reduce or rise my basal within minutes and just push a button when im eating. Air bubbles are easy to avoid, maybe just a change of pumps as…"
Aug 5, 2013
Mike Ratrie commented on educatedfarmwife's blog post 'Pump Vacation'
"I would start by wondering how/why the tubing kinks and air bubbles are occurring? Like Clare mentioned, I have a hard time envisioning going back to a long-acting basal insulin. Today, has been a perfect example where I suddenly got engaged in a…"
Aug 5, 2013

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Pump Vacation

Posted on August 5, 2013 at 7:26am 5 Comments

Thinking of taking a pump break. Recently started Dr. Bernstein's approach to eating. 6 carb breakfast 12 carb lunch 12 carb dinner. I'm able to reduce my insulin needs by quite a bit. Getting frustrated when my pump kinks or has an air bubble and causes highs that take days to get back under control. Considering going back to shots for a while and give myself a pump break. Been on the pump since 1999. Thoughts....anyone??

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At 3:31pm on August 3, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES EDUCATEDFARMWIFE!!
(You have been inactive for a LONG time....can we help??)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
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We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
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At 3:46am on August 3, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

HAPPY,HAPPY BIRTHDAY, educatedfarmwife. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 3:45am on August 3, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Educatedfarmwife happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

At 12:06pm on August 3, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you EFW....
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 7:13pm on October 12, 2011, Kyndal said…
Its been awhile since you have been online, just thought that i would drop and message and say hello. Hope that all is going well. - Kyndal
At 6:45pm on February 2, 2010, Teena said…
Thanks for the friend add...wonderful to have a new friend! How do you like the community so far? Hope you're enjoying =)
At 8:50pm on February 1, 2010, Gerri said…
Thanks for the friend invite!
At 1:12pm on January 31, 2010, Gerri said…
Wanted to share some low carb recipes sites.

Here are some sites:
Linda's Low Carb Menus & Recipes http://genaw.com/lowcarb/index.html
The Low Carb Cafe www.lowcarbcafe.com
Low Carb Luxury http://www.lowcarbluxury.com/index.html
Simply Recipes http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/low_carb/
Low Carb Eating http://lowcarbeating.com/
Low Carb Friends www.lowcarbfriends.com

This is a protein calculator from Jenny's site: http://www.phlaunt.com/lowcarb/19058429.php

Hope you're doing well!
At 7:33pm on January 28, 2010, Jim Roach said…
Welcome to Tudiabetes!
At 9:18am on January 27, 2010, Robyn said…
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