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11/10 Buddy AMPS 104 +1 115 +2 104 +4.3 106 +6 162 +10 171 PMPS 155 +2 161 Pesky air bubble

Discussion in 'Lantus / Basaglar (glargine) and Levemir (detemir)' started by Sandra And Buddy, Nov 10, 2019 at 7:37 AM.

  1. Sandra And Buddy

    Sandra And Buddy Member

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    Yesterday

    After that one weird yellow yesterday morning he ran flat all day and night it seems, Something coming? We shall see!
     
  2. Sandra And Buddy

    Sandra And Buddy Member

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    This morning While pulling his dose, I took steps to remove that pesky air bubble. I hope it wont make too big of a difference in his dose but I'm sure that bubble is equal to a drop or so.
     
  3. Gill & George

    Gill & George Well-Known Member

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    Almost green this morning. Nice start.
    Could be that was that him getting beach ready?

    If you are having bubble problems, what I found worked best to avoid them was pressing the plunger firmly down before inserting it into the vial/pen, once in the pen I would release and draw the insulin, If I did that I rarely got a bubble. If I did get a small bubble, I found those hard to get rid off, so what I would do is draw a bit more air to make a big bubble, you might have to gently tap the syringe to make the bubble coalesce. Then I would hold the needle upright and press the plunger expelling all the air.
     
  4. Sandra And Buddy

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    I do this every time but still get that one bubble. :/

    I pulled a tiny bit more insulin than the dose, then pulled in some air, Flicked the syringe to get air all together and then expelled the air and adjusted to his dose.

    The only thing I worry is this may act as a dose increase (only by a drop) But I will be doing it this way from now on for accuracy. Who knows, that one drop may be just what he needs!
     
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  5. Gill & George

    Gill & George Well-Known Member

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    Don't fret, I should not imagine it will make much/if any difference, and your new technique will increase accuracy going forward.:)

    Nice +1
     
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  6. tiffmaxee

    tiffmaxee Well-Known Member

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    I never managed to get rid of air bubbles all the time but found it didn’t make a difference.
     
  7. Sandra And Buddy

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    He just can't catch a green today!
     
  8. Sue and Luci

    Sue and Luci Well-Known Member

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    The day isn't over yet...maybe??? One never knows when these sneaky cats will jump right in...Luci surprises me sometimes by doing that when I least expect it...
     
  9. Sandra And Buddy

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    Sneaky is right! He decided to go the other way! :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Sonia & Leo

    Sonia & Leo Well-Known Member

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    Awww wrong way Buddy! Turn around! :):cool::cool::cool::)
     
  11. Sandra And Buddy

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    And there he goes, getting lost. Well, Tomorrow I am going to start talking about a dosecreas! :D
     

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