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

Aha!  I totally understand now!  Thanks, Michael!

-- Allison

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From: "Michael" <email @ redacted>
Reply-To: email @ redacted
To: email @ redacted
Subject: Re: [IPp] high #'s after site change
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 13:14:04 -0800

No tubing, only the cannula portion of the set. Think about the size
of a tiny droplet of insulin. Typically a droplet that actually falls
off the end of the set when you do the last prime before insertion is
around 5 units and its PRETTY SMALL. When you remove the old set, two
things happen. You damage the surrounding tissue slightly and body
fluid + insulin ooze from the wound. The damage inhibits absorbtion
of insulin just as blood at the site or any other trauma. The oozing
of just a tiny amount of fluid may result in the loss of several
units of insulin. Picture all that :-)   .... anyway, it works.
That's what really matters.


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