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Re: [IP] Blog: I'm pumping!!

 The answer to that I learned from someone in this group and it has helped me
immensely. Often when one switches sites they leave a good one and after
 the switch, their BS zooms up due to a bad site. Maintaining the old site is
like wearing a parachute because when the BS goes hi for no logical reason
you can change back to the good old site. 

On Jun 17, 2011, at 2:33 PM, Mary Donovan wrote:

> I think the idea is that there is probably some insulin pooled around the
> canula from the old site, which can ooze out when you pull out the canula.
> There is also some thinking that the new site may take a little while to get
> going, and the residual insulin at the old site can help you through that
> period. I don't think this necessarily applies to all pumpers -- my son has
 > tended to go low when he changes sites, probably because his previous site
> already started to deteriorate.  He doesn't leave his old site in but I do
> know pumpers who leave it in for the first 24 hours after a site change.  
> Mary
> --- On Fri, 6/17/11, email @ redacted <email @ redacted> wrote:
> From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IP] Blog:  I'm pumping!!
> To: email @ redacted
> Date: Friday, June 17, 2011, 3:57 PM
> That's interesting.  I'm curious as to how that works?
> Kathy
> Dxd 24 years ago
> Type 1
> MM 722
> In a message dated 6/17/2011 4:16:36 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, 
> email @ redacted writes:
> Bob,  this may have been mentioned but some people find that leaving the old
> site  in place for awhile after a site change cuts down on high bgs that
> follow
> a  site change.
> Mary
> .
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