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I primed Pod while attached. Ever done this? What would you do?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by DavidN, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. DavidN

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    My first pod change without the rep. I accidentally attached the pod, then primed it, then inserted the cannula, in that order. I called Insulet and they said "it shouldn't be a problem, just do it in the correct order next time". Just wondering if anyone else has ever done this and if there were any adverse reactions. I just check him 1.5 hours post breakfast and he's 300. Just ruminating on my next move. Thanks.
     
  2. momofone

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    I haven't done that personally but I'm sure there will be someone here who has. The first pod change I did, I took the plastic cap off first and all the insulin started coming out as I was filling the pod. Then the next pod didn't double beep, then the next one started screaming when it was priming. I nearly had a mental breakdown. It's been smooth sailing ever since though.
     
  3. Catiesmom

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    Yes, I stuck it on before primiing it but since it hadn't inserted the cannula yet I wasn't too concerned. Nothing bad happened afterward.

    We always have highs after pod changes, probably due to bubbles so I always give her a starter bolus and check an hour an half later and adjust as needed.
     
  4. 3kidlets

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    Yes, we've stuck it before priming more than once. It's fine.

    We always have highs after pod changes. Have right from the beginning. now we to do 3 units with the change, or Hana will go in to the 300s. I realize that is a scary amount of insulin. That's just what works for her. She's 11 and 95 lbs. you may want to try bolusing for food next time and adding a small amount of additional insulin. Then check periodically.
     
  5. Darryl

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    I've also done this by accident a few times and it has never mattered aside from getting insulin in the window which you can avoid by priming with the cap in place.

    The high sounds like a random high, just bolus for it as you usually would. Some people see highs after pod changes, we experience an equal portion of highs, lows, and no-change after pod changes, in other words, BG was changing anyway coincidentally with the time of the pod change.
     

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