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Re: [IPp] Re: 4 sites in 24 hours



My daughter Kaycee is also 8 and will only use her tummy for sites.  We have
also gone thru 4 changes in 24 hours.  Kaycee hates doing site changes so
these were not pleasant experiences.  I agree with what you say about the
bolus and basal insulin absorption. I don't know why that happens! Maryann
Crawford
----- Original Message -----
From: <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Monday, April 15, 2002 4:18 AM
Subject: [IPp] Re: 4 sites in 24 hours


> > <<We just changed out the reservoir & tubing because the site is taking
> > boluses & going down fine, but it seems like the basals are not getting
> > in him to allow his sugars to drop.  He doesn't appear to be getting
> > sick either.>>
>
> Shelly, this is exactly the problem that I have had with Claire.  It would
> seem that the boluses worked just fine, but maybe only about half of the
> basal was getting absorbed.  By Christmas I was really a wreck over it, I
was
> so depressed.  So we tried a tummy site on December 30--it lasted about 12
> hours before it popped out and caused bgs to go off the meter.  Back to
the
> upper butt and all of a sudden we had great absorption for 2 months.  By
> early March, control was a lot worse again, but then I was able to start
her
> on the Novolog.  Now with over 3 weeks of the Novolog, things are going
> great.  Wow, what numbers.  I don't know if it will last.
>      I can't say anything to help you with your problem, but did want to
let
> you know it happens to us.  It may be possible that he has some sort of
> infection that you can't notice.  Or is anything possibly stressing him
out?
> There are so many other things to rule out, but in our case I really
believe
> it was mostly poor absorption.
>      And I would also like to know when will I be able to use Claire's
tummy
> for sites?  She is not really skinny--has always been 75th percentile for
> weight and only 50th percentile for height, but there is not a bit of flab
on
> her, her tummy is hard.
>
> Barbara, Mum of Claire 8
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