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Re: [IP] Fwd: Placement
> I'm having my pump placed this Wednesday and have had several questions
> whirling though my mind... I realize some of them may sound stupid, but
> nonetheless I figured you all would be the best ones to ask...
Don't worry stupid questions don't appear here, since that would require
they weren't asked.... <G>
> 1. Sleep-I am a very restless sleeper, I toss and turn and roll all the
> time.... What would be the best way to handle this with the pump???
I just stick it under my pillow. I wander quite a bit while sleeping, and
worst case is I have to follow the hose in the morning to locate it.
> 2. Skin-I have extremely sensitive skin and have a great fear of getting a
> rash or something from the tape. Any suggestions???
You basically have too experiment a bit. If the first kind of tape bothers you
try another. Of course I say this tongue in cheek sincew I don't use ANY tape
with my Comfort infusion set, that comes attached to it's own tape base and
needs no overtaping. Seems to work for most people, if the other features
> 3. If your not hungry at lunch time do you have to eat or at any other time
> of the day and how does that affect your #'s both BG and Insulin?
Once you have your basals set right it should be possible to vary eating times
greatly, up to and including skipping a meal occasionally. Just be sure you eat
enough to cover energy needs.
> 4. I walk and do some exercise tapes, will the site get irritated from me
> moving around a lot and sweating?????
Depends on several factors. Most pumpers use the abdomine for sites, which
is least likely to have a problem. Other areas may be chafed by clothing in
addition to what you asked, and that can be a problem.
> 5. If you don't eat any carbs in a meal or snack do you have to bolus?
Protein has a limited amount of carbs in it, and more will be processed
from it if there aren't enough carbs eaten, so a lower bolus is likly to
be needed, though it may be delayed somewhat.
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