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Re: [IP] Highs and the ER



I learned from this list to keep my old infusion set in for at least 
a day after the change to get all of the insulin.

Mike

At 10:18 PM 3/25/2016, you wrote:
>I have the problem of highs after changing my infusion set.  Now I give
>myself 4 units of insulin at each change.  I have been doing this for
>years, and it works for me.  To keep my records straight, I set the fill
>cannula to 4 units instead of 0.5, and do not give it as a bolus.
>
>If you decide to do this, start about 75% of the bolus you are currently
>using, and adjust the number as appropriate.
>
>Good Luck.
>
>George
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>On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 9:19 PM, Bell, Edna L <
>email @ redacted> wrote:
>
> >  Does anyone have highs after changing their site? I am very thin, 78
> > years old
> > and have a hard time finding fat on my body to insert the needle. I use
> > Rapid
> > D"s. My highs last 5-6 hours before the BS goes down. I usually have to
> > take
> > corrections much higher than what my pump indicates.
> >
> >  My next question which just happened this week was that I ended up in the
> > ER
> > because I had a low that my husband could not help me with because I
> > resisted.
> > In the ER The nurses let my BS get up to 345 and still did not offer me any
> > assistance. When I found out where it was I did a correction. I asked why
> > they
> > did not treat me with insulin and they said they do not use insulin to
> > treat a
> > high blood sugar level. Instead they insisted that I eat a sandwich and
> > drink
> > milk. What do you think? Thanks, Edna
> > .
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