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RE:[IP] Clotting insulin with low basal rate?



My four year old son uses diluted insulin. We use the MM508 which has a U50
setting, so it scales everything for you. Our endo wanted us to use diluted
insulin because she said he would have more consistent delivery with it
(since the volume is higher). It had to do with cohesiveness of the drops
though - not clotting. I can see how a higher volume might help keep the
site flushed, but I'd probably play with the type of set first. A basal rate
of 0.30 is not that low (relatively speaking) - my son is on 0.15 most of
the day, so the total volume he pumps is 0.30 per hour, and we do not get no
delivery problems. I have had that alarm once, and it was defintely because
the tubing got crimped by a muscle. Anything change in your insertion
location or technique?

Susan

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Date: Mon, 18 Dec 2000 17:32:03 -0500
From: "Nancy and Matt Currie" <email @ redacted>
Subject: [IP] Clotting insulin with low basal rate? Questions

 I have had 3 no deliveries in the last 2 weeks.  Having just talked
  to MiniMed today, there tech person suggested the insulin might be
 clotting in the tubing or it is a site problem.  My basal rate is .3
  for most of the day and I had been having few problems until 2/3
 through this box of MMT-320/ She suggested talking with my doctor on
  diluting the insulin and increasing my basals.  Has anyone ever done
  this?
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