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Re: [IP] Pump Start-Almost/Questions

To 1. try using an IV prep then a polyskin product before insertion.  I find 
the tape sticks better and does not come up.

>From: Sherry Webb Nolan <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: "'email @ redacted'" <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IP] Pump Start-Almost/Questions
>Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 10:12:59 -0500
>Hey Everyone,
>Last night I started my assimilation into the borg. :)
>I am pumping saline until Monday morning when I go on insulin.
>I do have some questions, though and thought you might be able to help.
>1.  My first set is a softset and it went in great.  I didn't feel a thing
>and it was without any emla, or ice.  However the set is being held in by
>the tape on the set and tape with the 3 numbers that comes with the set
>placed over that. The set seems to be secure but the tape placed over it is
>starting to come up where it is covering the tubing.  Is this normal after
>14 hours?  I am not concerned yet since the set seems to be secure still.
>2.  Second, my blood sugars have been running low all morning.  I can't
>figure out why.  Could it be the fact that my mind wishing I was already
>pumping insulin? <lol>.  Well, actually this is a problem that I think I
>know the answer to. My carb ratio is off in the morning and I think my
>correction is off(great combination huh?).  My bg when I woke up was
>282(15.7).  I took my NPH (sigh...still on saline) and calculated my
>correction.  I weighed my cereal and measure the milk I put on it so I am
>pretty confident about the carb content.  I calculated my insulin by my 
>ratio and added my correction.  I took the units in Humalog.  Two hours
>later I was 172(9.6) and three hours later I was 55(3.1).  My peak for
>humalog is about 2.5 hours so I knew I was in trouble when I was 172 and 
>eaten cereal.  I know I am going on the pump soon so why work real hard at
>this.  However if I was on the pump.  Which ratio should I conquer first.
>The carb ratio or the correction ratio.  Any suggestions would be
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