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[IP] Re: Site Problems
I, too, have been having problems. I have been pumping 1 1/2 years in
early December. I was using Tenders at the start and switched to Ultras
about April 2001. No problem at all. In the past two months I have
started having strange things happen.
I change a set in the morning. I am normal (bg) when I change, when I
test two hours later I am 500+. I check the line, it is fine. I start
to bolus and in a couple of hours I am fine again. Sometimes I sink too
low by mid-afternoon. I, too, count carbs. I bolus enough to cover the
high, but yet I am almost always low by mid-afternoon. Today for
example, I woke up at 87. Perfect! That was 7:15 and at 8:15 I changed
my set. Breakfast was 1/2 banana and 1/2 museli w/milk. I tested again
at 10am and I was 535. I started bolusing and by lunch (1pm) I was 124.
It does not appear to be a site problem. I have tried changing them and
not noticed any improvement. My schedule has changed to changing the
site the first thing when I get up, and not eating breakfast until I
have changed (I used to change after I ate).
My endo's office and the pump trainer gave me a couple of suggestions,
but they did not pan out.
I changed to the Ultraflex because they seemed to be easier to use. I
have not gone back to the Tenders and no one has suggested this. Why
would they work fine for months and suddenly stop working? Does not
make sense. All I know is that unexplained highs make me a little
nuts! If I can explain it, I can deal with it.
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