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Re: [IP] new pumper

thanks for replying i dont really know how this mail works if i get 2
do i reply to each?
anyways its nice to know you all are out there...

On Wed, Sep 3, 2008 at 1:00 PM, Dick Hunt <email @ redacted> wrote:
> Timothy,
>        As Cynthia has just said, "TMI", but I'll add my 2 cents.  I'm T2,
> and very resistant also.  At 130 units of Humalog/day, I basil at 2+ per
> hour, and bolus at 3-4 per carb.  It varies mostly in the AM.  One item
> that
> I've had to deal with is taking too much insulin at a time.  What I mean is
> that if I need to bolus more than 10 units I'll dual or square wave the 10+
> units over 30-60 min.  My length of what is called "Active Insulin" is very
> short also (2 hours).  Most get up to 6 hours.  As you move along with the
> pump, these items may pop up.  Don't be turned off if they do.  My a1c
> hangs
> around 6.1, with my highest readings right before a site change when my bgs
> jump to 200ish.  I try to get the 3 days, but should probably get into the
> habit of changing 2-3 days.
> I ramble - Best of luck - you'll do just fine
> Dick - 62 - just got my 1st SSI check - happy days
> >
> >> I am totally new to you all so I'm 58 A RN who has type 2 but very
> insulin
> > resistant I was taking 60 Lantus and 68 novolog a day (68/3=32ish a meal)
> > about 30 carbs a meal now I'm at 2 u novolog/hr with boluses at 1 to 5
> > carbs
> > much less..
> Actually, most of us do get more than the recommended (wink, wink) 3 days
> alloted by MM.  I will go 3 days and then key "new sensor" without taking
> the old one out.  Within minutes it will ask for your BG.  Very easy.  Some
> even will get longer, but I like to take it out on the evening if day 6 and
> get a nice strong charge on the transmitter.
> Anyway, problably "too much information" for you right now...but I am glad
> you are having such positive results on your pump and looking forward to
> hearing more as time goes on. Welcome        Cynthia
> .
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