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Re: [IPk] Ketones/ bleeding



Hi Marc
Why not just ditch the quicksets and stick to Silhouettes?
I'm sure you had a reason for using them but I can't remember what....
Di

Marc Taylor wrote:
> Thanks Ken,
> 
> There was no struggling on.  I whipped out the set immediately (5pm) and
> took 25 units by pen (my normal amount plus 10 units).  Ketones were gone
> within an hour. The concern is the bleeding.  The weird thing is that I do
> not have set problems, about 6-9 months since the last.  Yet the last 4
> quicksets have all caused abnormal bleeding.  I put a silhouette in once I
> got rid of the ketones, and overnight had 3 hypos!  Looks like there is a
> problem with my quicksets so I am going to return this batch to medtronic
> and ask for replacements.
> 
> Best wishes,
> Marc
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On 27/05/2008, email @ redacted <email @ redacted> wrote:
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>> Marc,
>> Here is a bit of very simple advice whenever you get high bgs.
>> Give  yourself
>> an injection rather than struggle with a possible dodgy set. The set  can
>> be
>> sorted out later. If your bg is rising it is important to give
>> yourself  some
>> insulin, and you can be reasonably sure of getting it with an
>> injection.  This
>> should be a safe guard to prevent you from going ketotic. Get the
>> insulin  in
>> first and then you can change your set afterwards if need be. If my  bg is
>> heading towards 15 when I know it shouldn't be, I will grab the  syringe
>> and
>> then sort out the set.
>> Cheers,
>> Ken
>>
>> In a message dated 26/05/2008 20:10:12 E. Africa Standard Time,
>> email @ redacted writes:
>>
>> Panic  over I think.
>>
>> Inserts in to abdomen as usual, and the first 5 from the  box were fine.
>> I'll call Medtronic tomorrow and see.  BM down to 22  and falling, so a
>> narrow escape!  Meanwhile I'll revert to Sils as I  get mixed supplies
>> depending on site.  I've been incredibly  lucky.  Had to come home from
>> work
>> early for another reason so was  having my dinner BM check 2 hours early.
>> Another 2 hours without insulin  does not bear thinking  about!
>>
>> Thanks,
>> Marc
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>>  ------Original  Message------
>>> From: Marc Taylor
>>> Sender:  email @ redacted
>>> To: Insulin Pumper
>>> ReplyTo:  email @ redacted
>>> Subject: [IPk] Ketones/ bleeding
>>>  Sent: May 26, 2008 17:35
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Help.  BM  24.7.  Ketones 1.1 (out of the blue).  Lots of blood
>> from  insert
>>> site suddenly (4th time in as many days - the blood not
>> the  ketones).  Any
>>> ideas?
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>  Marc
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