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Re: [IP] Site life WAS) Highs and the ER



For us all timers it's a real challenge "'location, location, location'
(real
estate!) is MY most important variable".

HAPPY EASTER to you and yours.

On Sun, Mar 27, 2016 at 9:18 AM, Schlight Family <
email @ redacted> wrote:

>  There are differing opinions in leaving a set in vs taking it out
> immediately
> (certainly a YMMV issue)
> but another variable to consider is the volume of insulin any site can
> handle
>
>  On sick days, or after a prednisone shot, when insulin doses are double or
> triple their usual, my sites seem to quit working sooner?! It's as if a
> site
> can't handle more than X units, That it's not just a length of time/number
> of
> days thing?!
>
>  With my scar tissue in belly sites (below navel) , 150 seems to be the
> limit,
> while above the waist may get closer to the nearly 200 limit of my
> cartridge
>
>  Beyond the fact that scar tissue/rejection of the cannula happens at some
> point
> close to 3 days?, I'm convinced that 'location, location, location' (real
> estate!) is MY most important variable, followed closely by the actual
> volume of
> insulin is more important than the length of time for a site's life.
>
> MichelleS
> .
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