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Does anyone have any ideas or Websites that show a easy rotation of sites. I usually go right love handle to left butt to left love handle to right butt. I would like to use approx 4 more location.
 

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You're Welcome John. Glad to help. I've had a Bad experience with Lipotrophy years ago because I did not rotate my injections enough. As you know, having different choices of rotation plans are Very important whether by syringe/pen or by pump injections. Many Diabetics understandably, tend to stay with their favourte sites which usually ends in Bad damage.
 

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This is probably a crazy question...but here goes... Do I have to stick to just my abdomen or hip? My thighs dont really have much fat on them, but goodness knows I have plenty of other fat layer to choose from! Am I understanding correctly that pretty much any place I can "pinch an inch" is fair game?
 

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Pam, I have seen many people who use the "pinch an inch" idea. I limit myself to body parts where I have the MOST body fat. The better the absorption, the better the control. As long as there is an adequate amount of site rotation, and the absorption is good, the blood sugar levels should be stable.

Ho do you like the Revel pump at this stage? How long have you used it?
 

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Pam, I have seen many people who use the "pinch an inch" idea. I limit myself to body parts where I have the MOST body fat. The better the absorption, the better the control. As long as there is an adequate amount of site rotation, and the absorption is good, the blood sugar levels should be stable.

Ho do you like the Revel pump at this stage? How long have you used it?
I LOVE this pump! I have been using it now for three weeks and I am in better control that I have been in years! They had me wear a CGM for 5 days last week to check my basal rates and meal time BGs...also to see if I am using the double wave correctly. She said I was her new "poster child" for how well a pump can work for a completely out of control T2 :) My range for the whole time was 60-127.
 

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that is a very good range Pam. My range is 60-140 about 90% of the time. I occasionally forget to bolusuntil an hour or more after a meal, or I hit scar tissue with my infusion site. Then I get numbers 150-200 before I realize what has happened.
 

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that is a very good range Pam. My range is 60-140 about 90% of the time. I occasionally forget to bolusuntil an hour or more after a meal, or I hit scar tissue with my infusion site. Then I get numbers 150-200 before I realize what has happened.
Thanks...I was really happy with it :) Not too bad for someone that was averaging 350-400 just 4 months ago :) I put it through the true test this afternoon...I just had chicken scallopini with angel hair at Carino's for lunch. If I am still conscious in a coupe of hours I will see how well I calculated everything :)
 

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As in Johnny Carino's???!!! OMG! Yer killin' me here! I guess he isn't involved with the chain anymore, but it's still called Carino's, eh? We don't have any around here, but get to go when we visit the kids.
 

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As in Johnny Carino's???!!! OMG! Yer killin' me here! I guess he isn't involved with the chain anymore, but it's still called Carino's, eh? We don't have any around here, but get to go when we visit the kids.
Yes...Johnny Carino's...I haven't been there in ages! It was soooo good. I probably wont eat dinner because I don't want to push my luck. But 2 hours after that meal I was 102! Yay! I wont kid myself into thinking I can do that often...but it sure was a nice treat!
 

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I use my butt as a site when I have to play sports, because if it is on my stomach it just falls off with all the sweat and sudden movements. I always wonder what Jay Cutler(Chicago Bears QB) does for his diabetes. I used to take mine off for softball Tournaments, but I started wearing it with a Running waist pouch a few years back and it helps a lot. I know he probably has plenty of experts assisting him with his Diabetes, but I wonder if he wears his during games. I also noticed that I perform much better in the 150-200 range when playing ball. I talked with my doctor about it because I can't let my sugar go below 150 because a subben burst of activity can drop my BG significantly. I also reduce my basal to 65% during game's. I just wanted to post this so I could share my pain with this disease. I get tired of it so often and it wears me down mentally not so much physically. I check my BG 10-12 times during a 4 game (1hr each) softball tournament. I have to eat light meals with light proteins during games. I don't know why, but it balances my BG better during game days to eat lighter meals. I just wish I could be like everyone else
 

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I use my butt as a site when I have to play sports, because if it is on my stomach it just falls off with all the sweat and sudden movements. I always wonder what Jay Cutler(Chicago Bears QB) does for his diabetes. I used to take mine off for softball Tournaments, but I started wearing it with a Running waist pouch a few years back and it helps a lot. I know he probably has plenty of experts assisting him with his Diabetes, but I wonder if he wears his during games. I also noticed that I perform much better in the 150-200 range when playing ball. I talked with my doctor about it because I can't let my sugar go below 150 because a subben burst of activity can drop my BG significantly. I also reduce my basal to 65% during game's. I just wanted to post this so I could share my pain with this disease. I get tired of it so often and it wears me down mentally not so much physically. I check my BG 10-12 times during a 4 game (1hr each) softball tournament. I have to eat light meals with light proteins during games. I don't know why, but it balances my BG better during game days to eat lighter meals. I just wish I could be like everyone else
I also usually keep a small regular sugared sports drink with me when I exercise and take a sip occasionally. It helps me. But I always test before, during and after exercise. Usually I have to check more frequently for a few hours after vigorous exercise because I tend to drop a couple of hours later.
 

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I need to try that one time with the Sports Drink. I always have Gatoraid but I don't drink it until my sugar drops or starts to trend down. Maybe sip it through out the game. Your telling my story, I check like crazy during games almost too much. I forget when I checked last or what it was so I will check again maybe 10-20 minutes after I just did it because I do it so much. There is no way around it lol
 
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