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Re: [IP] here's my experience

Even though it's probably best to change a site in the morning I prefer to
change my sets at night.. Morning's are too hectic for me to get everything
going, much less find matching socks, ties, etc.. :)  The reason I was given
that I shouldn't change a site in the evening because you never know if the site
is good, which is good that you kept checking to make sure.. but whenever I
change sites the new site works to much better and the numbers are good the next
thought I would contribute my two lincolns, er.. pennies...

Dan Wasson wrote:

> Here's my experience with a site going bad last night, I hope this will help
> any new pumpers.
> Last night, after supper my bg readings stayed in the lower 200's even after
> my usual 1 mile walk.  This is very unusual for me, at the time I figured
> that I miscalculated my carbs. At 9 pm tested again, thinking it should be
> down by now, it was higher at 236. Still figured I must have miscalculated
> carbs and bolused to bring it down. I then became extremely tired and fell
> asleep till 11 pm, woke up suddenly in a hot-cold sweat and feeling really
> weird, I thought I was low but  my reading said 270! At this point I knew it
> was a bad site, I knew I had to change sites, but hated to do it so late at
> night. I changed the site and then bolused only 0.5 to get it started coming
> down and gave myself a temp base rate of an additional 0.3 for 3 hours,
> making my high bg bolus add up to 2.0.  This worked great the only
> disadvantage was that I made myself get up every 2 -3 hours to check
> readings.  At 1:00 ...215, at 3:00...136, at 6:00am...93. This morning I am
> very tired and groggy from lack of sleep.  The important thing to remember
> when a site goes bad is NOT TO PANIC, after 4 months on the pump I handled
> it calmly and just did what I thought I should do.
> I have a question for the experienced pumpers, when something like this
> happens do you call your doctor or do you just handle it, do you ever call
> your doctor for unexplained highs?
> Carol,
> Insulin-Pumpers website   http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/

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