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[IP] sils sticking, site bleeding, basals
hi all-- a few questions about pumping. I'm using silouettes
(tenders/comforts.etc.) and after the second day the tape starts coming up.
I have cut little semicircles in my IV300s and put them over the sil, so the
little circle part comes through and I can still disconnect. Just a
suggestion for people who have problems with sil tape. I was wondering if
people had different solutions or if it would still stick if I put the IV
3000 down first because it leaves less residue than the sil tape.
Also, is bleeding a sign that you inserted to far? Let me explain, my
first set was a sof-set which felt fine and worked beautifully. But when I
took it out, tons of blood started pouring out!! (OK Ok, I'm being
dramatic.) Now there's this little blue bump there. Does this mean I don't
have enough abdominal fat to use this thing? I have a sil in the other side
now and we'll see what happens tomorow.
One more thing, I am starting to adjust my basals for a slight dawn
phenomenon. I woke up at 6:30 the first three days at 86 (or so) mg/dl,
and didn't eat breakfast right away. By breakfast (45 min. later) I was up
to about 130. Bolused with usual ratio and back to 130ish two hours later.
So obviously I need more basal insulin in the morning. My question is, do I
set the increase for a specific TIME, say 6:00 to 11:00 (rise seems to
stabilize around 10:30) or do I set a temp basal every day for four hours
after I get up? Is there any way to test whether it's the time of day or
the time you get up that matters?? Thanks, Gianna
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