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Re: [IPp] high #'s after site change



Allison
Going on the pump presented at least a month of heavy duty
learning.....first our infusion set came out, switched sets and then
gradually learned to alter the set numbers slowly from Children's Hospital
and started to watch for the impact on our son's bg numbers and it worked.
Childrens told us to figure on 1/2 for every 15 carbs will slowly we changed
and increased the insulin to 1/2 for every 13, then 1/2 unit for every 10
and that seems to be right for us.

Give it time. As a father I am so excited about the improvements in his
numbers. He used to have frequent lows and dinner highs on shots........not
terrible but 250, 240 etc. Now after 8 weeks on the pump we consistently
have 6 out of 8 readings in target and wow am I glad his pumping.

Can't see why the hospitals don't insist on pumps! If everyone is careful to
check at least 7/8 times a day you will avoid the only drawback which is now
NPH working for the long run in the background.

The only thing I can think about your son's numbers spiking after a new set
is inserted is are you giving the right "prime for the pump" after inserting
the new set.
It's just a guess.
Good luck
Chris
----- Original Message -----
From: "Allison Leake" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, June 20, 2002 9:45 AM
Subject: [IPp] high #'s after site change


> I have noticed about a 100 point spike in Jeremy's numbers in the first
hour
> or so after a site change.  Fortunately, his numbers do start to come down
> with a correction bolus.  Does anyone know what might be causing this,
> assuming that the site is good (I know to switch site if he wasn't coming
> down with a correction)?  Also, is there anything you have done that
> prevents this spike?
>
> Tonight, I tried bolusing him right before site change for a whopping 0.1
> unit, which was 30 mins worth of the basal he would be missing for that
time
> period he was disconnected --  We still have our learning curve going on
> here ;)  That didn't seem to help.
>
> He bolused for dinner and his bedtime reading (which is about 2 hours
after
> dinner) came down from the pre-dinner reading, so I figure that something
is
> working okay, but he was still just over the high side.
>
> I would appreciate any tips you have on how to counteract this spiking.
>
> Thanks,
> Allison
>
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