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[IP] Re:Thigh Site

In a message dated 11/11/2002 4:26:18 PM Eastern Standard Time, email @ redacted writes:

> Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2002 16:27:50 -0500
> From: "jhughey" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IP] Re: Thigh Site 
> From: "M. Marris"
> >>>During this week I will be having a Stress Echo Cardiogram; and a Upper
> GI with small bowel follow through.  It will take between 4-6hours.  I have
> two choices:
> 1.  I will NPO from midnight till the exam starts and then the length of the
> exam.  Do I just disconnect and do without Insulin?
> 2.  Do I use the thigh site and leave the pump attached so I get a basal.  I
> use around 3 units as a basal per hour.
> MM stated the pump would not be harmed by either ultrasound or radiological
> exams.<snip> Maris>>>
> If they normally remove the pancreas from non-DMers for this procedure, it's
> okay. ;)  If your basals are set correctly, you should not go too low
> without food, nor too high. Keep checking and correct or lower your basal as
> needed.
> This may be a learning experience for your doctor and you 
> can teach him/her
> for the next person's procedure and *why*. (~_^)

Thank you Jan for saying this so perfectly! Your wisdom is wonderful!

Joann, Mom to Cara, age 16, Type 1 sice 2/13/97, pumping since 3/1/98 and wanting a "pink" pump. 
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