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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 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
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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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Jan 28, 2013
Renee Hunter replied to PMichel's discussion 'Site Rotation Schedule and finger pricking'
"Thanks so much. I am trying to get her to use new sites. She is twelve and is anxious to try new spots, saying the new spots hurt. She only uses her right and left abdomen right now. Sometimes we can talk her into her leg. Thanks again for the tip."
Jan 28, 2013
PMichel commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"Renee: I do not know if this will help, but I put up a post about site rotation and that really is the best tool against pain. if you follow my pic you will see it. If you have any questions feel free to message me. I have been diabetic since I was…"
Jan 27, 2013
PMichel replied to PMichel's discussion 'Site Rotation Schedule and finger pricking'
"I wanted to add that, I have been on the pump for 3 years but I have been diabetic for 27 years. I do not have any hard pads on my fingers and they look pretty darn good. I am not saying that I have done this religiously but it makes a huge…"
Jan 25, 2013
jrtpup replied to PMichel's discussion 'Site Rotation Schedule and finger pricking'
"I used to rotate fingers, day by day, religiously. (Always loved Thumbday!). I can only use one hand for fingersticks, so even more important. Thanks for the nudge, I need to give my middle/ring fingers a break! I recently have been able to get…"
Jan 25, 2013

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