Re: [IPp] bad sites
How long do you wait for the pump corrections to take effect? I know
the official recommendation is one correction and then change the site
if not better, but we sometimes try corrections for a while. If the
sugars are definatively going up (ie from 350 to 450) despite a good
sized bolus from the pump, then we change the site, but if the sugars
are linging without moving much, we assume that some sort of insulin
is getting through to her, so we keep at it with the pump. This is
typically a problem at night, when she can be stuck in the 300 range
despite lots of corrections. Almost always, she will be normal by the
morning, despite leaving the site in. This may not be your situation
over these past few days, but just thought I'd offer... good luck.
Octavia, mom to Ailsa, almost 4! and pumping Animas for over 2 years
On 4/6/07, Lisa Hepner <email @ redacted> wrote:
> We have had three bad sites in the past day and a half. Gavin's blood
> sugar skyrockets and will not come down and then we take the site out
> and there is blood in the canula. Once we replace the site his blood
> sugar comes down quickly, but then six or seven hours later the cycle
> repeats. He just had a skyrocketing blood sugar and I corrected with
> an injection instead of through his site. I took the pump off and did
> the bolus which came out fine, but it was red indicating that this is
> most likely a bad site again.
> I am going to wait to take it off and reinsert it because he screams
> and kicks every time I change his site.(we try to do it in his sleep).
> He just had a complete meltdown over the injection so I am waiting to
> do anything else until I brainstorm a bit.
> Any suggestions?
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