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Glucose levels after changing site

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Joseph, Apr 6, 2015.

  1. Joseph

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    I have a question about the glucose levels after changing sites. We've been on the pump for nearly three years and we usually reduced his boluses after the change in about 70%, now we're doing 80% and it doesn't seem to be working because he stays on 200s for a while.

    Have you ever experienced anything similar? Is his skin getting used to insulin?
    Thank you in advance for any hint. I am afraid to try the whole dose and see him drop too low.
     
  2. jenm999

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    I have never heard of this. I often hear of people who have poor absorption when a site is first inserted and UP the basal for a few hours. We change every 48 hours and don't make any changes to basal. I think it's only logical to try 90% for a few changes and see what happens. Do it in the afternoon so you don't have to check all night.
     
  3. kiwikid

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    Our absorption used to be great with a new set, and would work really well as you found. Sometimes we still hit a sweet spot. Not so often now and things just continue as normal.
     
  4. wearingtaci

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    We used to have problem!s with highs after inserting a new site. We found the leaving the old site in for a couple hours helped.
     
  5. Joseph

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    Good suggestion, thanks. We'll try next time
     
  6. bamaboyd82

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    Our experience is like the OP's, a brand new site usually works so much effectively than it does even 6 or so hours later. If we don't reduce basal/leave some carbs uncovered, he will go low. However, sometimes it just doesn't go like that and my guess is that in those cases, we are in a scar-ish spot. Maybe your child just has more scar tissue now that he has used the pump for a few years?
     

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