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Re: [IP] how long does it take

My BG's were extremely erratic specifically because of an allergic
reaction to Ultralente.  Even in someone who is not having this sort of
reaction, U is extremely unpredictable.  It can be difficult to convince
physicians about this despite medical research backing my position. 
Many doctors think that they are right. period.  And and do not wish to
consider that a patient might know more about an issue because of how
intimate they are with the condition.  Your endo does not seem to work
much with insulin pumps.  Speak with a pump specialist and ask for their
advice.  Giving U in combination with an insulin pump is not standard
operating procedure, and sounds ludicrous to me.  If you intend to keep
your son on an insulin pump, you will need to find a doctor who deals
with insulin pumps regularly.


Timmy and Debbie wrote:
> Hello there...It's my wife who usually posts here but today it's my turn...
> I'm wondering how long it took you all to get your basal rates and bolus
> ratios set...
> Our endo insists on keeping our son TJ on Ultralente (one a day injection)
> along with Humalog in the pump..For three days now we have been trying to
> set basal rates and boluses and well, it's been nothing but eratic..60 to
> 600....If any of you can tell me how long it took you I'd appreciate it
> greatly...
>    I have reluctantly agreed to allow the Doc to try this method (for a
> while) because arguing about it in front of TJ isn't a good thing ......He
> needs to think all is going well...is it? I just have nothing to compare
> to...
>  also..any further comments about the use of Ultralente along with a pump
> will be greatly appreciated...I just wish there were some literature to
> back up this method..I'm having a very hard time coming to grips with it
> seeing as so many are having such successes the "standard" way...
> Thanks so much
> Timmy
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