I have been on the pump for about a month now and I absolutely love it. I have a Paradigm 722 and I use the quickset. I have two issues that I am wondering about which may or may not be connected. The first one is I have noticed that after just one day of using a new infusion set I see little cylindrical shaped “fog spots” in the tube. It doesn’t quite look like air bubbles, it looks more like a foggy bathroom mirror and they don’t move at all when the insulin is going through. Has anyone else noticed this and if so is it a problem? Am I doing something wrong?
The issue does concern air bubbles. I find it rather easy to get rid of the big obvious ones when I extract the insulin from the vial into the reservoir, but every time I pull down on the plunger the very top of the reservoir fills with thousands of tiny little bubbles that won’t budge at all once they enter. Eventually they make their way into the tubing and then of course into me taking the place of whatever amount of insulin would be there instead. Is there a way to get rid of these? I am very careful when extracting the insulin from the vial, I make sure not to shake it, I use the exact amount of air to insulin dose ratio, I pull the plunger slowly . . .plus I have doing this with syringes for about 14 years now and I never had that problem with them unless I have shook the vial by mistake. By the way, this is happening with all the vials I have gone through and none of them have been dropped or shaken to my knowledge.