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Re: [IPk] Pasta and Pizza

Hi! Paul,
My 10 yr old daughter is using the Silhouette and finds it far more
comfortable than the Sof Set, so far to say that she now has to pat her leg
to find which leg it is in when I want to check it.
I have also found that it seems to remain in place better, with less
accidents i.e. popping out when you least expect it to, probably due to the
longer cannula. She ikes the fact that it is reasonably flat against her
skin and does not show when she wears her 'skin tight disco gear'.
Bev Butterfield.
-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Kennedy <email @ redacted>
To: Insulin Pumpers <email @ redacted>
Date: 24 February 2000 22:09
Subject: [IPk] Pasta and Pizza

>Hi there,
>I've jsut recently (three weeks ago) started on a Minimed insulin pump
>trial. Still working out the finer details, but things are looking good so
>far. Only three of us in N. Ireland are on it (including the Dr!) so
>quite priveleged really. Feeling a lot better and getting better results.
>One thing ... when I have a meal mainly of pasta I seem to go low shortly
>after the meal, take some extra carbs and then go too high. Is this because
>the pasta is slow to be broken down in the body? If so, is it best to take
>square wave bolus? Or maybe bolus half way through / after the meal?
>I've also heard that the dual bolus is also called the "pizza bolus" - the
>first intake of insulin for the carbs and then a square wave to sort out
>fat. Has anyone tried this successfully? Should a dual be used for pasta
>meals as well? When else would a dual or square wave be used?
>Also I'd be interested to know peoples comments about the silhoette set
>compared to the sof set. I'm trying the sil. after some skin irration under
>the wings of the sof. I find it more comfortable so far and like the
>Paul Kennedy
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