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Re: [IPk] End of the pump dream?



Hi Paul
what is Novolog? and what difference does it make?
thanks
Zoe

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Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2002 1:46 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] End of the pump dream?


> Caroline:
>
> I had very similar problems as yours when I first started the pump and I
did
> go of the pump for a while and back to injections , because I was so
> discussed.  But whatever you do don't send the pump back HOLD ON TO IT.
> Someone gave me this advice and I'm glad they did. I took some time off
and
> looked over my records, Make some adjustments (basal) and tried again. I'm
> glad I did, because it was much better the second time. You may want to
try a
> different insulin like Novolog, it has worked well for me. I was on animal
> insulin for 40 years and Humalog didn't work for me. I even used Pork
insulin
> in my pump for a while. Try getting aggressive with your basal rates.There
> are guide lines for basal rates in John Walsh's book "Pumping Insulin".
Also
> make sure you haven't over tighten the connection of the tubing to your
pump.
> This can cause very small leaks that are hard to detect and cause problems
> like you were experiencing. You shouldn't be able to smell insulin at this
> connection. If the basal's are not right or are not being delivered
properly
> you will get problems like yours. Hope things get better for you
>
> Paul Stone
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