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[IP] Badly Crimped Site, BUT Low Sugars...any explanations?
The past three days Erica has had a number of lows each day. We haven't
seen this since before she went on the pump 5 weeks ago. During
school, in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening....it didn't
seem to matter. Some of them just did not make sense, others I could
chalk up to exercise catching up with her, but I was just trying to
rationalize things. I figured we were back to the drawing board with
basal rates. Then tonight, my husband showed me the Silhouette he took
out after putting the new one in. I swear, it was just like the letter
'Z' and it was in for the past three days!! Two significant kinks in
it! So, I was very perplexed. Why weren't her sugars high with a crimp
Does this theory make any sense at all? The crimp was enough to cause a
slowdown in her receiving of basal rates. Maybe once there was enough
pressure behind it, a bunch would push through and she would end up
with a low, but she was still receiving the necessary basal. Does that
make any sense? The sugars were good, no highs, just lots of lows.
There were no 'nodelivery alarms', and like I said, no high sugars to
alert us to the fact she might not be getting her insulin. She gets a
very small rate of insulin so it would take hours for a no delivery
alarm to go off, by then she would certainly be high. If it was just a
very crimped site that worked great for some reason, then I had better
watch those sugars tonight with a new site in. She may go hypo.
Does anyone have any ideas on this one???? Has anyone had something
similar happen to them?
Barb...who is still VERY happy...just stumped :-)
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