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Re: [IP] Question regarding infusion sets

Debbie - perhaps your son's highs are just stress at that time!  Food
doesn't always effect our BG's.
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From: "Melvin & Debbie Crawford" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, May 15, 2003 6:53 AM
Subject: [IP] Question regarding infusion sets

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> Hello everyone,
> I really appreciate those that have answered questions for us, new to
> pumping.
> I have another question and a comment and hopefully some of you can help
> to understand this subject better.  Many of you mention that the reason
> switching infusion sets or for getting a different depth of cannula is
> because of "hitting muscle".  How would you know if you were hitting
> My son, 10 years old, is rather lean, but he seems to have enough sub-q
> on his waist, hips and buttocks. I have not noticed a bend or crimp when
> remove the sets.  I am still wondering if our infusion set depth is too
> or not deep enough.  We use the Quick Set - 9mm.  My question arises from
> this:  a day of great BG's and then all of a sudden a reading  in the
> then another couple of good readings, and another reading of high 200's.
> am watching the food he eats, there is not a pattern there as far as high
> fat or high fiber foods, he isn't dealing with major stresses.  We use
> Novolog and used it with NPH and it always did a good job of bringing BG's
> down.  So, I am wondering if there are times when the insulin is just not
> getting in for some reason.  How can you know?   Should we go with another
> infusion set just to see if we get more consistent readings?  I am just
> sure and find myself second-guessing everytime I get a reading that
> make sense.  Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
> Debbie Crawford
> Kendall, dx'd 11/99, Deltec Cozmo for 3 weeks
> email @ redacted
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