Re: [IP] Changing sites
I have problems with the quick sets from time to time due to bent needles and
am looking for something more reliable. How do you like
the Sof-sets? Do you know how it compares with the Silhouette? It sure can be
frustrating sometimes, like Now! I'lle be going along just great and then
Bingo I'me all screwed up. My MM does V.
On Jun 24, 2011, at 1:19 PM, Jan H. 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
> 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introducer needle is withdrawn.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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