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[IP] High insulin requirements
Hello, I am new to this site and have been reading the posts for the past
couple of days. I am a 49 yo Type II diabetic using the MM508 pump utilizing
I have written a couple of long letters about myself but have not been
successful at getting them delivered. This time I will write a short note and
see what happens.
It seems I am extremely insulin resistant as I require between 250 and 300
units of insulin daily. That is if I stick with CHO breakdown of 60 Carbs
per meal and 30 carbs for a hs snack. ( I have 210 carbs to use daily)
I have 3 basal rates which total 124units daily. I have a different insulin
/ CHO formula for each meal. Since my premeal Boluses range b/w 42 to 66
units of insulin, I give myself premeal SQ injections. The pump is mainly
used for my Basal rates. That way a syringe will last me 2 1/2 days. ( the
MM508 doesn't allow more than a 25unit bolus)
I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes in 1995, I became insulin dependent
1999. I started on the Insulin pump 12/99 because I was not able to go home
on IV insulin.
It has taken several months but my HGBA1c as of last month is 5.9.
I have a lot of questions but my first is : Is there anyone else out there
requiring so much insulin? It is both frightening and frustrating to be
taking so much.
I found this site quite by accident and have really enjoyed reading the posts
of the past couple of days. I would never have guessed that one could use
the breast as a site. All my sites become red within 12 hours. I have not
been able to leave the site in one place more that 2 days. I don't feel so
down since reading that others have problems with their sites. I get the
impression that the majority of pumpers are Type I Diabetics.
I am looking forward to being apart of this group.
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