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[IP] Re: [IPn] Notice for users of H/V mix
Dear Insulin Pumpers,
I am wondering about mixing R with H for my 9 year old son's pump.
I have read some about this on IP.
To do this do you draw out say 40 units of H and 10 units of R and put them
both in a clean, empty vial, mix, and then load into reservoir?
Do you know if the bolus or basal usually need to be changed with the addition
Is Velosulin any better than R for this? Do you have to have a prescription
for Velosulin? Are most doctors willing to let pumpers try this?
My son's sights seem to go bad in 2 1/2 days. Sometimes this is very
inconvenient as it means a change during the night. His A1c is not very good
-- 8.6 last time. I have gotten a gram scale and am counting carbs
diligently. Having the sight go bad makes seeing patterns and making
adjustments that much more difficult. I am rather discouraged about getting
his numbers better. I know he is doing better on the pump than on shots but I
would like to see better control. Thanks for any help.
By the way -- My kids endo. wants my 3 1/2 year old daughter to get a pump
this spring. She is on Lantus and H. Actually, her #'s have been better and
more consistent than Morgan's. Her A1c was 8.9 which was a little higher than
his last time but I have been working on her control and will be surprised if
her A1c isn't better than his this time. I am not knocking the pump -- it is
best for Morgan, but quite frankly, if we can't get better readings for him
and work out the site problems, I would rather leave Madison on shots. She is
good about taking the shots. She has a very small appetite so sometimes she
doesn't have to have a shot for meals if she eats mostly protein, etc. --the
Lantus and her activity take care of the "bolus". I really don't want to be
struggling with two children and unpredictable sites. At least when I give
her a shot I know she has gotten the insulin.
If possible, please send your replies directly to me at:
email @ redacted Thanks!!
Sybil Fisher , Mom to Morgan, 9, x's 6-7-99 and Madison, 3, x's 1-20-00
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