[Previous Months][Date Index][Thread Index][Join - Register][Login]
[Message Prev][Message Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Re: [IP] Life of pumps
> Nate (11 years old, dxd 3/97) starts pumping tomorrow! Any
> suggestions to make this an easier time for him?
Yep, bring him the ice-cream sundae on a silver platter!
As I recall, the double scoop one with hot fudge sauce at Baskin
Robbins is about 90 grams of carbo. When Lily was 11 she'd do a 6.5
unit bolus for one of those things. But you might want to wait a week
or so until his basals are nice and straigtened out. :^)
Seriously, use an ice cube or two in a baggie to chill the insertion
site before putting it in. Remember to leave the old site in place at
least 2 hours for Humalog or 4 hours for regular after changing sets.
Test a 2:00 or 3:00 am. Try to keep the evening meal at least 5 hours
away from bed time so he is stable when he goes to sleep, no snacks
before bed unless low. Buy some Dex4 glucose tabs if you don't
already have them, they taste better, come in 10's (handy to carry
around) and 50's (handy to refill the 10's). Get him a credit card
calculator and a fanny pack for the meter, log book, calculator. Copy
the food multiplier chart from the back of Pumping Insulin
(photoreduced, it will fit on front/back of 1 - 8 1/2 x 11 sheet) and
stick it in his pack. Buy a food scale and a good carbo counting
book (see the list on the website under books). Can't think of
The pumps get retired before they wear out --
that takes a long time.
email @ redacted
Insulin-Pumpers website http://www.bizsystems.com/Diabetes/
For subscribe / unsubscribe information,
send the next two lines in a message
to the e-mail address: email @ redacted