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Re: [IP] Re: Sil Set Marion/Failed Pump 101
In a message dated 2/27/2002 4:35:19 PM Pacific Standard Time, email @ redacted
> You say Gabe is 12.5 yo (al least that's what I remember). Don't forget
> that hormones are starting to kick in, and this will cause weird BG's
> also. Keep plugging along.
Right now pump is turned off. I had the pleasure of dosing about 8 total
meals with the pump and observing it overnight about twice. Meals were
unbelievable. We get great results with syringes, but nothing like the pump.
B.g.s were always normal (74-120) before and never strayed more that 20
points up or down. We used a square wave bolus to dose a large protein meal
and Gabe had a juicy chicken sandwich for the first time since diagnosis
without a b.g. of 200 or more at 3 a.m. His 3 a.m. with the pump was 121 and
that same sandwich causes rises between 5-7 hours after the meal with
syringes up to 250 or more and requires a 3 a.m. correction with H.
I understand the superiority of the pump basal; I know how to do the fasting
profiles for the basals and approximately how to set the basals based on
diurnal vairations in insulin resistance (of course, I don't know the actual
rates yet). I understand the superiority of being able to adjust the basal
and not have a 12-24 basal insulin working all the time. I know that I could
control Gabe's prominent dawn rise (50-100) points with the pump.
I simply cannot get a site that delivers insulin for more that 48 hours.
I am frustrated, sad, ashamed and you name it. I want Gabe to pump
successfully for a few weeks, or months and then he can make up his mind
about MDI or pump.
But, I can't even get a few days of pump functioning. I know that boys have
hormonal surges, but gosh, they don't just happen on the pump. When the pump
failed and I had no supplies, I put him back on MDI and he was perfect for
three days. Once again, while waiting for an appointment to try a Sil set on
Monday, he was back on MDI all weekend. HIs b.g.s were wonderful. So the
"hormone" theory is just hard to buy.
Thanks for your concern; I simply am hitting a brick wall on this one.
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