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Re: [IP] Insulin Infusion Sites



 My endo increases my nighttime basal starting at 4 am because I was waking up
higher then my bedtime reading. It is working.




 > On Jun 30, 2014, at 7:28 AM, Signe Myhren
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> Thanks to all who responded about my question about WHERE to infuse insulin,
> for best results. Some of you responded in terms of WHAT infusion set to use,
 > and in fact I had already consulted with Medtronic, who assured me that, for
the
> slender folk like me, the Paradigm Silhouette (which I use) is the set of
> choice.
> 
> I awoke with a BG of 197 this morning, which disgusts me, as I had bolused at
 > bedtime, and again when my CGM alerted me to a high of 170 at around 2:00
a.m.
> This was with a Silhouette in the abdomen, after having used no abdominal
> infusion sites for one month.
> 
> This is the number one most frustrating part of pumping insulin, for me! My
> endo said my thighs are useless for infusing insulin (muscular, with lots of
 > blood vessels at the surface and no fat,) and I have already discussed the
high
> BGs I got when trying the buttocks (400, with the infusion site intact and no
 > blood in the cannula.) I live alone, and cannot depend upon a partner to help
me
 > insert a site into the upper arm. And yes, I have tried the OmniPod, for a
solid
 > year. It was my first pump. I could use it on my arms, but I developed a
pretty
> severe allergy to its adhesive. I am about to get the 530 G next week.
> 
> Thank you again.
> 
> Signe
> 
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