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Re: [IP] How quick is bolus



>>> . . .  after two high BGs, when I'm suspicious of my old site and
planning to change to a new one, I would not
use that old site for the correction bolus in case it's no longer working.
I'd change to the new site, then do the correction bolus through that one.
>>>

And I would take an injection to make sure I am getting some insulin
immediately. It has happened that even the new site is not a good one.
Better to get it in a way you are absolutely sure it is in. Also, leaving
the old site in 1-2 hrs. assures all the insulin in that site is absorbed.
That means two sites for a tad, but most people don't know. ;-)

Also, it's better to bolus a new site than an old one and remove it. I
believe the manual says to change before a meal bolus so the site is
saturated right away. If it doesn't say that in the newer ones, that was
what I was taught/told/read. Also, no changing before bed cuz if it goes
high, you'd be sleeping and not know it. In the daytime a high can get
caught cuz we test 1-2 hrs. after a site change to be sure the insulin is
infusing correctly. (~_^)

Jan (64 y/o, dx'd T-1 11/5/50, pmpg 8/23/83) & Bluda Sue (MM507C 3/99)
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Rules are rules, except for the exceptions.

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