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Re: [IP] Insulin Infusion Sites



 Dawn phenomenon. My basal rate goes much higher from 4:00am to 6:00am and back
down again at 8:00am.

Kathie

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 > On Jun 30, 2014, at 11:19 AM, Jane
<email @ redacted> wrote:
> 
> 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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