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Re: [IP] Re: [IPn] Notice for users of H/V mix



We had this problem with my son.  We switched to silhouettes from softsets.
He has only had one bad site this month and he's getting 3+ days out of a
site.  (We do change it on the 3rd day, but I pooped out last week and left
it in 4 and it was fine).  Won't be making a habit out of it though.    Have
you tried different sets?
Beth
----- Original Message -----
From: mrsfish.7 <email @ redacted>
To: <HELP@insulin-pumpers.org>; insulin-pumpers-digest
<email @ redacted>
Sent: Wednesday, January 09, 2002 11:26 AM
Subject: [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
> of R?
>
> 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,
tc.  --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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