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RE: [IPk] Into the blood



Or possibly glycogen being released on exertion of exercise...?

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	John Neale [SMTP:email @ redacted]
> Sent:	04 November 1999 11:35
> To:	email @ redacted
> Subject:	Re: [IPk] Into the blood
> 
> >Incidentally, do any of you find as I do that blood seeps back up the
> >catheter when you reduce the basal rate below a certain value? This
> would be
> >another possible reason for needing a bolus after exercise as some
> have
> >remarked, in addition to the more obvious one of having reduced the
> basal
> >rate too late, or overcompensating on the CHO front.
> 
> Simon -
> 
> What catheters do you use? Do you use the bent needles? It's possible
> that
> they are causing bleeding under the skin. As you say, once the flow
> gets
> below a certain rate, the natural mixing of blood and insulin will
> cause
> the blood to appear to seep back up the tubing.
> 
> I've been using Tenders for the last year, with a flexible teflon
> catheter.
> These are reputed to cause less damage under the skin due to movement,
> and
> might reduce bleeding.
> 
> But recently I've switched over to 8mm Rapids with the thin steel
> needle
> that goes straight in. Combined with the new quick-disconnect
> facility, I
> love them. I change every one or two days. They are very "rapid" to
> change,
> and I bolus 2.3 units to fill the 10cm lead between the disconnector
> and
> the tip of the needle.
> 
> John
> 
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