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Re: [IP] Re: transplants & silhouette priming



Hope the islet transplant goes well. I would advise you check very
thoroughly into the anti-rejection drugs you will be on. I have read that
there is a 2% chance of problems with the drugs, which is far better than
the complications of diabetes. Good Luck form a Canadian.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jennifer Sutherland" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2000 12:13 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] Re: transplants & silhouette priming


> 1. Good luck to you on the op...WOW lucky lady!
> 2. You said your sites were getting tired, and I sometimes think that we
can hit
> a bit of scar tissue so the insulin doesn't get through. My dogs have
wakened me
> from that sort of hyper as well and I've been pumping for 7 years.
>    My CDE had told me that sometimes, "things" get stuck in there and can
affect
> the insulin. It isn't your fault or anything, it's almost like playing
darts.
> LOL! Hit and miss takes on a new meaning...I try to let mine 'heal' by
using one
> side of the ab every two weeks and move to the other side for the other
two
> weeks. as I also use the upper hip That gets used for another two
weeks...also
> the type of sets I use.  One is the sillhouette, and then I'd use the
rapids,
> their different depths kind of help too.
> Jenny S.
>
>
> email @ redacted wrote:
>
> > 1)my mom is a nurse and is very excited about taking me to get the islet
> > transplants in to the kidneys which has been so successful in Canada.
> > They're beginning to do this at five centers in New Jersey.  They have
cells
> > from the lab that they've created and from animals.  does anyone have
any
> > more information on this?  i am excited; i believe a day with steady
sugars
> > would make the whole thing worthwhile, but that's coming from a diabetic
who
> > can go from 45 to 478 in a day, even while on the pump...
> > 2) do i have to prime with the silhouettes like i did with the bent
needle
> > cannula?  i find if i only prime .8 as suggested, sometimes the insulin
is
> > NOT making it through the tubing at all, but i don't know why.  i like
doing
> > a prime of 5.0 and just  watching to see that the insulin is moving
through
> > the tubing so i'm sure of it (when i see that big bubble, i know all is
> > well...)  today i awoke at 400 because of this; the insulin was supposed
to
> > be at my basal rate of 1.0 but i had not received any into my body
overnight.
> >  it seems although i changed the set and did a prime of .8 after
manually
> > checking the insulin was going through, it wasn't going through after
all.
> > what could have gone wrong?
> > thanks, Janine
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