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Re: [IP] Young Pumper ?'s
> 1. How often do you find yourselves changing basal rates?
Only every few weeks EXCEPT, after prolonged strenuous exercise which
generally requires that Lily lower her basal rates at night by a
tenth for up to a day. For a soccer game, 5 - 10 hours, for a
tournament (2 days 4 games) 24 hours. For a cold or flu, basals may
go up 10 to 50% (occasionally more) or not change at all for the
duration of the infection. Whether she uses a temp basal rate or make
a permanent change depends on how long she expects to be at the new
rate. Usually temp will do.
> 2. Also - for those day time basals - how do you get the little
> guys to fast?!?!
With bribes, but you should only have to do this once or twice a year
at most. It has been my experience that the timing of the basal
changes don't change, YMMV. Given that, it is pretty easy to tweak a
single rate up or down a tenth and wait a day or two to see how thing
What are the bribes? For my kid it is a special meal or time with
mom/dad where they get to pick what to eat and where after the fast.
You can also supplement the fast with no-carb foods like eggs,
crystal lite, sugarfree jello, etc... to get them through. Only do
one meal period at a time and wait a day or two before the next one.
Remember you must duplicate the data to validate the fast, so you
must do each one at least twice.
> The other major problem we are having is a reaction to the tape
> and/or prep pads.
You must experiment with all the combinations by doing some skin
tests. Get samples of all the tapes and all the preps.
Smith & Nephew Skin Prep
Smith & Nephew IV Prep
You can then try one inch squares of the various tapes with/without
the skin preps and see which his skin will tolerate. There will be
something that works.
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