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RE: [IPk] Site deterioration?



di - had you not tried a correction bolus with those high BGls???jules

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	John Neale [SMTP:email @ redacted]
> Sent:	13 November 1999 14:55
> To:	email @ redacted
> Subject:	Re: [IPk] Site deterioration?
> 
> >U think I'm seeing signs of site deterioration after 3 days.
> >Last night at 6.30pm  my Bg was 9, took .8 unit to bring it down to
> around
> >6, went to the pub,
> >had two vodka and diet Cokes (some hilarity ensuing as my Russian
> friend asked
> >for diet vodka instead of diet coke for me!)
> >2 hours later on my way home I tested and was at 17.9!
> 
> Di - I had a similar strange occurence yesterday. Do you suppose it
> was a
> cosmic storm? ;-)
> 
> I had an unusually high bg - 14.9 - Thursday lunchtime. I had spent 2
> hours
> that morning being physically assaulted in the dentist's chair. I had
> 2
> teeth drilled out down to the stub, prior to having crowns fitted next
> week. All in all, very stressful. This *might* have explained the
> 14.9.
> 
> The last night my after-dinner bg quite exceptionally peeked at 19.
> Even
> better than your 17.9! Various possibilities: there has been a 12-hour
> head
> cold going around, and it hit me yesterday. I also had a very long hot
> bath
> before dinner (to steam off the cold etc), and this can sometimes
> cause my
> bg to do strange things. Then I also drank quite a lot of dry white
> wine
> with dinner, which can also cause sharp spikes. Or is my new NovoRapid
> insulin not working properly? Who can say? Watch this space :-)
> 
> I'm currently changing sets daily, so absorbtion problems shouldn't be
> an
> issue.
> 
> >I'm still puzzled as to
> >what happens to the insulin in this case. Where does it go???
> 
> You may have an over-simplified view of what insulin is and how it
> works.
> Perhaps some of the proper insulin experts here could chip in... From
> what
> I understand, the insulin can get denatured in the fat by various
> enzymes,
> at which point it becomes junk, and gets carted off appropriately.
> Don't
> know if that makes any sense...
> 
> John
> (who's having great bg's today :-)
> 
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