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Insulin vial question ♥MOBAS♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 7198 posts
9th Mar '13

What happens to your insulin if you don't do the proper air/medicine exchange?

Peyton'sMommy♥ 1 child; Springfield, Ohio 16806 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting Sonia[MOBAS]:" What happens to your insulin if you don't do the proper air/medicine exchange?"

Air/medicine exchange? I don't know that I know the term but I do take insulin...

♥MOBAS♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 7198 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting Peyton'sMommy♥:" Air/medicine exchange? I don't know that I know the term but I do take insulin..."


Do you do the air exchange I take 21 units and before I pull out the insulin I have to put in 21 units of air. Do you have to do that?

The Dandelion Rapist 18 kids; New Mexico 6885 posts
9th Mar '13

Typically you don't get all of it drawn up.



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My know it all husband! :)

The Dandelion Rapist 18 kids; New Mexico 6885 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting Sonia[MOBAS]:" Do you do the air exchange I take 21 units and before I pull out the insulin I have to put in 21 units of air. Do you have to do that?"


The reason you do that is for exact measurements. because when you shoot in (In your case) 21 units air, you get back 21 units of fluid. It has to do with the pressure and what not.

IvansMum Alberta 40 posts
9th Mar '13

Yup what she said. Because you put in 21 unites of air and you get 21 unites of fluid typically. I wouldve quoted but I clicked reply before the post appeared

♥MOBAS♥ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; California 7198 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting The Dandelion Rapist:" The reason you do that is for exact measurements. because when you shoot in (In your case) 21 units air, you get back 21 units of fluid. It has to do with the pressure and what not. "


Thanks, I was concerned that it had something to do with messing up the insulin. I took insulin out the other night without putting in the full amount of air.

The Dandelion Rapist 18 kids; New Mexico 6885 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting Sonia[MOBAS]:" Thanks, I was concerned that it had something to do with messing up the insulin. I took insulin out the other night without putting in the full amount of air."


You're welcome. :)