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Re: [IP] 4 day sites

Howdy, My son is 11 and soon to begin pumping. he did a saline pump which 
went well for three days but taking the pump off was very traumatic. Any 
ideas on making this go better.

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>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IP] 4 day sites
>Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 12:49:50 EST
>Kap gets 4 days with tummy sites. And we use 100% humalog - never will I 
>it with something else - been down that road with nph - and very very gun 
>Humalog works GREAT and we can count on it doing what it supposed to do!
>On Sat he did a HIP SITE - A FIRST
>YIPPY - he was very nervous, no pain - all went well
>Today is Tuesday - still good - even though he woke up 160 - bedtime he was
>115 - for him to wake up higher than going to bed is unusual - but today is
>state writing test and he was having test anxiety - or a growth spurt.
>His #s were 160 at 7:30 -
>360 @ 8:30
>280 @ 9:30
>320 @ 10:00
>230 @ 10:30
>He went for a walk after testing 280 - and went up - - so he did a bolus of 
>unit after testing 230 and started taking the state writing test 15 minutes
>Personally, I insist for Kaps bgs below 200 before and after taking a state
>test - otherwise, his performance is way off.
>Other parents, endo, teachers or person may feel they should do otherwise,
>but I know Kap the best.
>These reading are unusual for him.  I dont think it was from the hip site.
>But the hip site will be removed tonight.  3 days
>Also, has anyone else every noticed that the MM- micros have a red/orange 
>in the middle of the set- therefore it makes me think the site is bleeding.
>Why didnt they put in a BLUE dot that would change with contact with blood 
>it came into the infusion set.
>Side note: His sites do not usually go bad from too much insulin - they 
>out from tape coming off by the 2nd or 3rd.  Tegaderm fixed that situation.
>Thanks for Listening - and someday I will learn to condense my verbiage.
>Darlene - Mom to Kap - age 9 pumper - just as long winded as his mom.
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