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Re: [IP] High BG During Disconnect?

On Thu, 17 Jan 2002 email @ redacted wrote:
> I use silhouettes with a MiniMed 508.  So, before taking a shower in the
> morning, I bolus enough to cover the time I will be disconnected.  However,
> after my shower I prime the pump, reconnect, test my blood, and quite often I
> have a 50-60 point rise in blood glucose levels.  It doesn't seem to matter
> if I take my shower at 6am, 7am, or 10am... and it can be before or after I
> eat breakfast.  That same rise usually happens.  I can think of one time that
> it didn't... which I consider a fluke since I did nothing I hadn't done
> before.

Does this happen if you do not shower and do not disconnect??? That's the
baseline. There are a number of things that can cause a morning rise.
Usually a hot shower or bath will make your bg's go lower as it warms the
skin and thus increases insulin absorbtion from the infusion site.

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