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Re: [IP] Insulin Infusion Sites



I can understand the difference in absorption in different parts of the body -
tissue density differences, etc. I can't imagine that the insulin "knows"
where on the body it is going - nor does the insulin "care". We have to have
different sites in order to keep rotating and give areas a rest. The smaller
one's body is, the fewer the places (aka real estate)B on, say, the abdomen.

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Sent: Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:20:58 PM
Subject: Re: [IP] Insulin Infusion Sites

> Pumpers:
>
> When I saw my endo last week, I told her I had attempted to infuse
> through the buttocks, for the first time in a long time. I use Apidra,
> and a Paradigm Silhouette. I told her that the absorption seemed
> inconsistent, compared with my abdomen. I went high during the day,
> lower than I wanted during the night, and then my BG shot up to 400
> two hours after breakfast, despite it having been 128 before breakfast
> and my having not gone extremely low during the night. B She said she
> dislikes her patients wearing infusion sets in the buttocks, for that
> reason. I just found this article, which seems to say that Apidra is
> absorbed evenly, no matter where is is injected. It is an article
> about injections rather than infusing through a pump, but I am just
> wondering - How do the rest of you Pumpers fare with buttock infusion
> sites?
>
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My daughter has been using the area between the belt-line and
pocket-line for at least 10 years with Novolog.

Michael
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