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Re: [IP] Changing sites

Seriousily you took an example of what I do for myself, which I learned from
this list, as medical advise...In the future please read YMMV into my text
especially when I  am replying to a thread of other suggestions....
If you are are new to this list please understand we offer ideas as
suggestions not medical advise. Thank you Jan for reminding us.


On Fri, Jun 24, 2011 at 1:19 PM, Jan H. <email @ redacted> wrote:

> Another method some of us how found is to fill the cannula
>>  with a more insulin I usually use 3-4 units to get the site started.
> I think we are supposed to be very careful in advising medical practices.
> It's okay to tell what works for us, but YMMV (Your Mileage May Vary) should
> always be attached. One unit will lower me 100 points in BG. Telling me to
> do the above would lower me 300-400 points. I used to go high after each
> site change.
> The Sof-sets 42" I use recommend 0.5 units to fill the canula after the
> introducer needle is withdrawn. My endo told me to use 1.0 to fill it. I
> also change before a meal so I have a larger bolus to get it started. I
> leave the old set in for about 2-4 hours and test each hour for two hours.
> That way I have a starting point and can see the trending.
> I leave a set in for 5 days (I use 25-30 U a day, depending on how many
> cherries in the pie)  and if I left the old set in an additional 2 days it
> would start to grow into the skin.
> I'd sure hate to be responsible for advising someone to do what I do, not
> knowing their correction factor and other pertinent info. YMMV
> Jan & Muskers- T-1 11/50, pmpg 8/83, hemodialysis 7/02
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