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Re: RE:[IP] pump honeymoon




Yes, thank you Barbara
>
> Notha,
> I think you are referring to the initial start up days on the pump.  Your
> total daily dose of insulin is usually reduced by 25% if you have wide
> fluctuations in BG pre-pump, or possibly a 10% reduction if your BG range
is
> always on target. It is individual. The reason this is reduced is to avoid
> low Bgs that can be caused by residual long acting insulin in your system.
> Most people who have been injecting long acting for years, have some
> deposits of unabsorbed insulin from the long acting that hasn't been
> absorbing well (mostly unpredictably). After a few days on the pump, your
> Bgs may rise because the long acting has been reabsorbed.  Many pumpers
find
> that their total of dose of insulin is less than pre-pump doses even after
> the "pump honeymoon" is over.
>
> Your metabolism changes throughout your life. Nothing is static.
>
> Is this what you were referring to?
> Barbara A. Bradley, MS, RN, CDE
>
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