Thursday, July 13, 2006

Wild exercise BGs and New Infusion Sets

I emailed my endo yesterday asking if she could get the CDE to get with the Dexcom Rep to schedule the training. My guess is that the reps calls went unreturned, perhaps because the CDE thought it was a sales call. My endo says she'll forward the email on to the CDE, so hopefully I'll get trained soon.

I exercise 5 times a week at a gym before work, and my BGs can be really erratic. At 5 am today I was 91, then 56 an hour later (took 12 g CHO), then 66 after my 1 hour treadmill/elliptical workout. I can't wait to see what the Dexcom STS will tell me about my workouts. I graph my BGs 10 times a day, and they can be wildly different from one day to the next, with dramatic highs and lows, with lows induced several hours from sometimes intense workouts. Temp basal rates help, but it is often a SWAG (Super Wild A-- Guess).

I've put in a request for a new sample infusion set, the Orbit 90 from ICU medical. is the web site. I now use the inset infusion set from Unomedical ( nice applicator but I did have a kinking problem with it last week (BGs went to 265, then 290, then 400). I have previously used the silouette when I was on the Paradigm 511; never a kinking problem with the angled infusion set, but I had more scarring and it was a tad bit more painful at thimes than the inset. I do like the Orbit's concept, we'll see how that goes when I get a free sample.

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