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Re: [IP] Animas R1000 switchover from MM 508



Maybe this wasn't a pump situation, but a very hot insulin situation if you
let it get hot while you were cutting grass. The insulin probably lost it's
potency from the heat breaking it down.

----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Friday, July 05, 2002 7:22 AM
Subject: [IP] Animas R1000 switchover from MM 508


> Anyone have any bad experiences switching from a 508 to the R1000?
>
>
> I finally decided to switch from my MM 508 to my Animas R1000 yesterday.
> Glad I waited until I had a day off to do it.  Had problems with it.
>
> First,  I chose to use the same infusion site I had in the last 2 days
with my
> 508, as my BS had not been over 130 those last 2 days.  I figured the site
was
> working just fine.  Got the R1000 cartridge filled and into the pump,
primed
> (which I must say is much better than the 508 ), and then connected.
Tested my
> BS and was 150.  Then I went out and mowed the yard.  Other than being
super
> hot and tired from the mid day Florida sun,  I felt pretty good.  Then I
jumped
> into the pool.  I was nervous about it as this was my first time in the
pool
> with the Pump on.  Kinda cool though.  Swam laps for about an hour and
then
> started to get sick to my stomach.  Went inside, tested and was 364.
Bolused
> 12 units, as I have a correction ratio of 1 unit per 20 over 120). Waited
30
> minites, tested again, and was 319.  Replaced the infusion site and 30
minutes
> later I was 300.  Laid in the bed for about 30 minutes,  tested again and
was
> 290.  I think I bolused about 50 units for corrections yesterday.  Never
had to
> do that many for corrections in a day.  At 8:00 PM,  I finally was in the
> normal range (89).
>
> Went to bed last night and was 151.  Fasting test this AM was 202.
Bolused 8
> units to cover the high and the donut I had for breakfast.  1.5 hours
later,  I
> was 294. Bolused 10 units,  an hour later I am 249.
>
> I am at wits end,  and am really thinking about going back to my 508.  Any
> comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Thanks for listening.
>
> Andy J.
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