PMichel
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Site Rotation Schedule and finger pricking

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Ratrie Dec 8, 2014. 18 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 Adele's discussion 'Is it worth buying an insulin pump???'
"After 28 years, I have experienced the best control and improved quality of life on the pump. I think the biggest benefit might be that you only have to take one shot every three days. Since your new, you might not have experienced overuse of an…"
Dec 9, 2014
PMichel replied to LiL MaMa's discussion 'Insulin Resistance at night?'
"Have you lowered your basal at night while you are sleeping. I find if I bolus a lot before bedtime I will be super low in the morning. I often set up a temp bolus at 0% -50% for 1-3 hours. It might be worth it to set your alarm one night every hour…"
Dec 9, 2014
PMichel replied to niccolo's discussion 'Tracking pump infusion sites'
"I actually hadn't read your response at this point...I just read about the charts and graphs people were using and feeling overwhelmed.lol But to be clear the triangle is a visual aid and what is technically three shots in an area will not…"
Dec 9, 2014
PMichel commented on Lovin_life's blog post 'Pump set sites.....'
"Thanks for the reminder Michael. Early on I overused my thighs and I think I've been gun shy about that spot ever since. I might need to add them to the rotation."
Dec 9, 2014
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Dec 8, 2014
PMichel commented on momofkakes's blog post 'Which Pump to go with?'
"Also since you are down to two...call and have the reps come to your house and show you."
Dec 8, 2014
PMichel commented on momofkakes's blog post 'Which Pump to go with?'
"The ping also has the one of the most secure clips ever. I have been able to clip it to the slip under my skirt and let it hang with no problem.(not cheering!!!)"
Dec 8, 2014
PMichel commented on momofkakes's blog post 'Which Pump to go with?'
"I recently changed to the animas ping. It is waterproof, which is awesome for an athlete. I had the medtronic which kept freezing because I was sweating against it in the Georgia sun. I also like the fact that the glucose meter for the Ping is a…"
Dec 8, 2014
PMichel commented on beautyandwonderment's blog post 'Taking my Body Back.'
"I have been doing this for 28 years (since I was 11)and I had to learn to forgive myself ...alot. I have had good/bad days, good/bad weeks, good/bad months and looking back good/bad years. Diabetes is not like a diet so you have to allow for the…"
Dec 8, 2014
PMichel commented on Manny Hernandez's group 'Minimed Paradigm Insulin Pump Users'
"Imagine you hands on hips and its the spots where your thumbs fall"
Dec 8, 2014
PMichel replied to May's discussion 'Help me decide between the Ping and Vibe!'
"I really like my ping which just came last month. For me the remote control is a must have that the vibe doesn't have. This is your first pump but it is a supreme hassle to pull your pump out of your dress, bra or wherever you hid it in order…"
Dec 8, 2014
PMichel replied to niccolo's discussion 'Tracking pump infusion sites'
"Its not really if you are resting the area for a month or more. If you read...the triangle is just a visual suggestion. It is really about the healing time and being able to find three fresh spots in an area."
Dec 8, 2014
PMichel replied to niccolo's discussion 'Tracking pump infusion sites'
"I just posted above and went back and read the other posts. My method is super easy for the busy and distracted. I am so scattered that the method above is easy. I can remember up to three sites and then remember to go clockwise. By the time I get…"
Dec 8, 2014
PMichel replied to niccolo's discussion 'Tracking pump infusion sites'
"Just posted this on my page with a pic Hi Jen: I use a pretty good rotation schedule that has worked for me. I rotate clockwise from left ab, right ab, top R behind, top L behind. In each location I can do a triangle pattern (which means I stay in…"
Dec 8, 2014
Mike Ratrie replied to PMichel's discussion 'Site Rotation Schedule and finger pricking'
"Good info! I do something similar, but every 2-3 days I move from one side to the other. I also use my buttocks to expand the available areas."
Dec 8, 2014

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