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Sent: Monday, August 27, 2001 12:15 PM
Subject: ip-uk-digest V1 #568


>
> ip-uk-digest          Monday, August 27 2001          Volume 01 : Number
568
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> PLEASE edit the subject line of your reply messages.
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> This issue of the digest contains:
> Re: [IPk] mefix
> [IPk] Insulin sensitivity
> [IPk] endoscopy and pump
> [IPk] Wednesday's chat
>
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>
> Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 22:18:55 +0100
> From: "Diana Maynard" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: Re: [IPk] mefix
>
> Thanks Tessa - that's good to know! I've never asked in Boots because I
> still have some left from my physio, but I'd never seen it there, that was
> all.
> I had to use tape tonight when I inserted a new infusion set after a
shower,
> and my skin was still a bit clammy and the set didn't stick properly. I
> managed with one of the tapes that comes with the Sofsets (don't know what
> it's called, but it's the one with the orange backing that peels off in
two
> pieces, and has a hole in the middle). I managed (just) to get the hole
over
> the connector and still managed to connect the connector, though it was
> quite tricky. I do like that tape because it's easy to use, sticks well,
and
> has the hole already. I just never thought it would work with a
Silhouette.
> I have to say I've never had a problem UNsticking tape. But then I don't
> have a very hairy stomach!!!
>
> Di
>
> > >From Tessa Protheroe (email @ redacted)
> > Hello Di,
> > I buy Mefix from Boots - they order it in for me. A 10cm x 10m roll is
#5.
> > I just cover the attatchment area when using silhouettes. When its time
to
> > disconnect, I soak the mefix and it peels away from the silhouette tape
> ok.
> > Its a bit of a pain though - I wish they'd do a quick release further
down
> the
> > tube.
> > Tessa.
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> Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2001 09:51:51 +0200
> From: John Neale <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IPk] Insulin sensitivity
>
> >I assume that your comment was directed at the remote batteries, Allan,
but I
> >have a query about the pump batteries.  I'm a MiniMed user (508) but
seldom
> >use the remote as it will only deliver in multiples of 0.5U, and 0.1U
drops my
> >bg by 1 mmol, so it can't be very accurate for me
>
> Mary -
>
> Forgive me asking - but what insulin and strength do you use? With that
> degree of sensitivity I'm guessing that U100 Humalog might be
> inappropriate, since, at U100, the MiniMed pump delivers it in 0.1 unit
> bursts. On a very low basal rate, you could effectively run out of insulin
> between these bursts. I hear that in the US some people dilute their
> Humalog down to U40 using a special Lilly solution. This means the insulin
> moves faster through the system, and is more accurate.
>
> Disetronic pumps deliver every so many minutes come what may, so this
isn't
> a problem on those pumps.
>
> John
>
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> Date: Sat, 25 Aug 2001 09:51:52 +0100
> From: SARA SVIRI <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IPk] endoscopy and pump
>
> Dear friends,
> Early in September I am having an endoscopy at the Radcliffe Hospital,
> Oxford. This is done in fasting and in a state of 'drowsiness' (i quote
> from the appointment letter). I phoned the hospital to tell them that I
> am on an insulin pump, and they referred me back to the diabetic
> specialists. I think this group qualifies more than many others
> so-called. So, if anyone has gone through a similar test-situation (not
> necessarily endoscopy), could you please advise if I should have the
> pump on, off, change basals, be on a glucose drip etc. My worry,
> obviously, is a hypo, especially since I will  be fasting in the morning
> beforhand, and then during the time it takes to recover.
> Many thanks,
> Sara
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>
> Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 12:18:26 +0100
> From: "Elizabeth OShea" <email @ redacted>
> Subject: [IPk] Wednesday's chat
>
> Hi all -
>
> I very sorry to say that I won't be able to host Wednesday's chat because
> our modem at home seems to have blown up. However, I shall reschedule as
> soon as we're back on line at home. Of course, you can still chat without
me
> (sob) - the chat rooms are always open.
>
> Elizabeth OShea
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