That's a great site. It's now in my favorites.Hello there. Welcome!
Here are a couple suggestions of site rotations for pumpers. Others may give you their own preferences.
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.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?
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 everythingthat 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.
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!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.
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.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