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Re: [IP] Re: steroids!

I had the same problem when I had my trigger finger injected with steroids
(cortizone).  The last time it was done my dr. told me to raise all of my
basals to 1.2.  They were about 0.6.  This seemed absurd to me, but it
worked amazxingly well for about three or four days.  I am usually very
sensitive to insuling so I thought that was a big jump, but it really worked

----- Original Message -----
From: Aimee tesney <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 1999 5:30 PM
Subject: [IP] Re: steroids!

    I am brand new to the pump-- started last friday on insulin after a
> week on saline (my choice, I wanted to be VERY sure of what I was doing).
> Things were ok until sat. afternoon when my ortho doc injected my thumb
> steroids to treat trigger finger, which I had been suffering with for
> five months.   THEN he tells me that the steroids "may" affect my blood
> sugar.  Let me tell you, I have been running 250 to 450, even with a
> correction factor of 1:40.  Had to change sets 3x yesterday, as CDE was
> sure I was getting all insulin, AND had to inject corrections 3x.
> else ever experience this?  Any suggestions?  This is really making me
> not so good and is discouraging to say the least.  Any imput would be
> greatly appreciated.       Thanks!
> AimeeSue

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