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Re: [IP] Highs after site change
It sounds like we both have techniques that work to handle highs after site removal. You don't remove the old site for up to 8 hrs and I measure the fluid exiting and then use my calibration to calculate how much insulin to add to make up for how much insulin is lost by immediate removal of the old site. Both techniques works but there is still another that can be made to work which is direct. Just remove the old site and measure the BS with time until the BS reach a steady state valve, Then use your calibration ( BS/unit of insulin ). You should confirm this information several times but using this technique but it is the most direct technique. As always run this by your medical team.
As far as our developing model when blood appears this liquid is not measured, there is something wrong about this site. A much more complex model can be made like used in applications such as fuel(fool) cell theory or reclaim of metals in very dilute streams. All with basic Capallary Theory and Natural Convection.
Thank you again for your comments. How does you BS vary with the site in place over 1-8 hrs. There seems to be another source of insulin available with renewal of reactants as in fuel cells.
> On 24 Feb 2002 at 14:42, William Eddie Hollyfield wrote:
> > Hey,
> > Thank you for your observations and good thinking. The color of blood may be
> > in the liquid. Just from basic thinking to resolve the volume of each liquid
> > one may have to introduce a time of mixing and a time of exit of two or more
> > soluble liquids. One fact stands out is the clear homogenous liquid, likely to
> > be insulin. From that volume and 40 units of insulin/ BS unit I calculate the
> > correction. This result works for me. Thanks for your comments.
> So, if the liquid is "bloody", one must factor in the time that an insulin would have to mix with a flow of blood from an, as of then unmeasured, aperture. Going with certain
> flow rate measured as the "exit" flow, one is then to calculate the proportion of insulin which exits as compared to the amount of blood which exited. And you would have to
> factor in the clotting time and how that would be impeded by the insulin flow. Seems that there can be a rather large number of "factors."
> However, if the "flow" is not blood tainted, you state that "the clear homogenous liquid" is likely to be insulin. If it is "homogenous", that is a given. But how will you
> "measure" homogenousness? The measurement of the pharmacological activity of an insulin or insulin analog compound is a daunting task even for the manufaturers of
> those products.
> > We still that know that 1 to 2 hrs is correct for the "leave in" the leave in"
> > thnique maybe it should be 3 hrs-how is this time justifed,
> > Between Sam and George this has been a very good interactions.They are several
> > good PhD thesis in this area. Thanks Eddie
> Well, no Phd here, nor a MS or even much BS. But I do leave my set in 3-5 hours and last night it was close to 8 hours. That is what seems like an easy solution to me.
> No multiple factors to introduce into a calculation on a 'guestimated' volume. It isn't rocket science after all. ;>)
> George Lovelace, ML
> (Master of Living with this 'bloody' disease for 38 years)
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