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Re: [IP] Treating Highs



hi carl you sound like me bin on pump for 30 days havent dropped the pump 
yet but after a site change it takes a long time 3to4 hrs for my b/s to come 
down i run in the 250 to 300 after meals and in the am fasting before bk 150 
to 200 3am 50 to 70 we should swap email @ redacted


>From: Carl Findeiss <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: [IP] Treating Highs
>Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 11:53:00 -0700
>
>I have left message with my endo - but will ask the experts!
>
>New on the pump(mm508 2/7/2001)
>Thursday - changed a site that was "itching" - it was red. Cleaned it,
>etc.
>Started a new site, all ok. Went shopping, tried on some pants - dropped
>the
>pump and broke the end of the catrage and tubing - kept the site, but
>changed out the insulin and new tubing.
>Last night - ok before bed - normal eve meal - woke up this morning
>with over 250 - and had been sweating all night. Took a correction
>bolus,
>1 hr later - still 240. Changed site, bolus again for the complete
>correction. 1 hr later went down to 220 - Had to have breakfast and get
>to
>work - so I ate my normal breakfast and bolus for the carbs. 2 hrs later
>still at 250. Corrected again - 1 hr after that - now 197.
>
>Questions:
>How do you recognise that a site has stopped working? Besides higher BG?
>Does it take more than normal insulin to correct after a certan level?
>I have the test strips for ketones at home - have NEVER had ketones, but
>after several highs - do feel like the "flu". My eye's are usually bad
>after
>I have been high for a while - even after I have come down from the
>high.
>
>Any thoughts?, Any Answers?
>
>Thanks,
>Carl
>Dx Type I 10/2000
>MM508  2/7/2001
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