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Re: [IPk] Sets and splitting doses


I was taught from the start to bring the insulin down to room temperature to 
help prevent bubbles forming in the tubing....and I have never had problems 
with the first bolus.

Does anybody else do this?



>From: Pat Reynolds <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Sets and splitting doses
>Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 13:00:28 +0000
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>Hi Jos,
>I occasionally get a little discomfort with the first bolus, too.  I
>like to give a large bolus soon after a set change, so that I can see if
>things are going wrong.
>I wonder if the pain comes from the insulin being too cool?
>Best wishes,
>(dm 30+, 508 2+, wimp)
>In message <email @ redacted>, J
><email @ redacted> writes
> >On 9 Nov 2003 at 13:44, Pat Reynolds wrote:
> >
> >> Someone (Babara?) suggested recently that when manually inserting sets, 
> >> you can't just slide in the needle (I.e the flesh is just pushed away 
> >> the needle, rather than the needle sliding in), then she suggested 
> >> it as a two-part manoeuvre: First puncture the skin by twisting the 
> >> around a little bit on the surface, then Push the needle slowly in. 
> >> not had an opportunity to try this yet.
> >
> >Thanks Pat, I did suggest this to Emily but she didn't like
> >the sound of twisting the needle <g>. She is inserting the
> >Rapid sets without problems but the first insulin dose
> >after a set change seems to hurt. Emily has also had some
> >problems with sets at night. Two have become detached in
> >just two weeks, a Tender and a Rapid.
> >
> >Jos
>Pat Reynolds
>email @ redacted
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