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Site Rotation Schedule and finger pricking

Started this discussion. Last reply by sultansfam Feb 7, 2013. 15 Replies

I was trying to share this in someone's discussion but it didn't send . So I hope this might help elsewhere.I am new to the site and I have been pumping for 3 years, but I received a card with…Continue

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PMichel replied to Charles Radley's discussion 'I seek low glycemic Vegan recipes - please post here' in the group Diabetic Food and Cooking
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PMichel commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
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PMichel replied to Cocheze's discussion 'Setting Basal Rates' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I have 4 basal rates and Im only taking a total of 11 units daily. There are few factors I consider. First I like to review my carelink account to check for any patterns. Then I like to fast the same 12 hour block for at least two days and review…"
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PMichel replied to miketosh's discussion 'Missing the SofSet Micro' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"Elizabeth: I just had to tell you that I laughed out loud picturing your son twirling his pump like a slingshot. I have been diabetic since I was 10 and I am now a 40 yr old mom.... and I have two boys 6 and 9 and so I can only imagine."
Oct 18, 2013
PMichel replied to miketosh's discussion 'Missing the SofSet Micro' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"I have been using the pump for about 5 years and my tubing has been through a lot. The only time insulin stopped flowing was when I accidentally knotted it. If I have slacks on it hangs right over my belt into my pocket. I drop it frequently where…"
Oct 18, 2013
PMichel commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
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PMichel replied to Bill's discussion 'Battery problems' in the group Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users
"It could be a battery brand issue, however...when I have the slightest problem with the pump, I call Minimed. They will help you look for a solution but 3/4 times my pump has been replaced. They do not take malfunctions lightly."
Mar 5, 2013
PMichel replied to Rocky Wallbaum's discussion 'Counting Carbs in Ingredients' in the group Diabetic Food and Cooking
" allows you to enter recipes and it will calculate the carbs, calories, etc based on the servings. It is free. I use it to make sure I am carb counting appropriately. I found that sometimes you forget to count salads and things that…"
Feb 18, 2013
sultansfam replied to PMichel's discussion 'Site Rotation Schedule and finger pricking'
"Hi Michel.. Your explanation is good.. but I am a littel lost on the site rotation. I read on a different post that you shared a picture about site rotation. can you please share it again.Well I rotate my insertion to left and right side on my abs…"
Feb 7, 2013
PMichel replied to Jacob's mom's discussion 'Any advise for teen sad about his D?'
"This is answer was already written but he needs a support group. I am 38 and had diabetes since I was 11. One of my best friends is a T1 and this has been a great support to each other (she is in the picture with me). We have supported each other…"
Jan 31, 2013
PMichel replied to Ayomideji's discussion 'Your Reaction to Inexperience Doctors.'
"I have been T1 for 27 years and I have had good and bad. My dad is a GP. He has apologized to me for sending me for a painful test, after he himself had it a few years later. Once I had a Endo that mostly treated T2. He told me that the pump was a…"
Jan 31, 2013

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