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[IP] The Newbie's Tales of Set Changes
I have officially been on the pump for nine days now, and I have learned a lot about set changes. Most of my problems have been caused
by tape. I had one set that had to be changed after one day (I mowed the yard and got so sweaty that the tape peeled like a banana). I
have yet to leave a softset in for the three days--but today is the third day on my current one and I am hoping to set my own record by
evening. The dumbest thing I have done is again, related to tape. I had a set all prepared: the reservoir ready, tubing primed, skin
prepped, then I put the set into the softserter, and I injected it WITHOUT TAKING THE PAPER OFF the adhesive on the underside of the
wing-things. I felt like a real idiot removing and reinserting that one. I have learned what works for me though. To make one stick for
more than a day and a half, I use both pieces of tape in the package. I use the supersticky one on first, then put the one with the
yellow backing on over that. I have no idea what they are called.
And DO use a safety loop. My curious little dog almost yanked mine out the other day with her sharp little toenails.
I still wish I had a third hand when it comes to taping those suckers down, but things are going pretty well. Of course I am still
working on my basals (1.1 all day except from 3 AM to 7 AM 1.5 ), but so far I haven't had many highs. Most days I stay pretty steady.
The only thing that worries me is that I don't feel the lows coming as well anymore. They are sneaky! But hopefully we will adjust them
That's where I'm at right now. Someday maybe I will be as wise as Bob Bennin and others.
Sherry C. from the massive city of Bowling Green, KY
Still working on that tape problem.
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