When to give a shot, and how much?

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2010-03-28 15:42:29 -0500
Started 2010-03-28 11:00:09 -0500

Whenever I go swimming I take off the pump. But then if I'm in there long my blood sugars rise to unpleasent numbers. I don't have any needles to give myself a shot with, just the pump. Should I get out, say every hour, and give myself a shot so I don't get HI or…? If I do, how much should I give myself?

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Harlen 2010-03-28 15:42:29 -0500 Report

switching is hard on your bod
what I do is every two hr I get out conect the pump and bolis two hr of my bace line and if I eat anything I cover for it 15 min befor I eat
But thats me it may work for you too
I put a bioclusive over the canula set to keep out any water
May or may not need but it makes me feel safe
Best wishes

Anonymous 2010-03-28 11:03:43 -0500 Report

There's also the situation of switching back and forth from the pump to regular needles. Sometimes I'd like to switch -just for a day- from the pump to doing a slow-acting insulin shot the night before. My parents say that is bad for me. What do you think?

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