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Offline Pattidevans

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I could cry sometimes!
« on: 06 November 2016, 11:41:41 PM »
Oh I am soooooo peed off.  Most times I am OK being T1 diabetic but not today!  I spent half yesterday shopping for a beef dish I got from a celebrity chef recipe in this month's Delicious magazine. The ingredients were hard to find in this neck of the woods, took visits to 3 supermarkets and an independent butcher in town just before he shut.  So today I spent half the day chopping stuff and cooking this dish which took forever.  I never mind that... but right as it was ready on my plate and I was testing my BGs and telling Julian to go ahead and eat and he was making yummy noises... my bloody pump told me that it was about to run out of insulin a day early and then alarmed and said "Occlusion" and would not be quietened.  I took it off and threw it in a corner where it continued to beep at me whilst I ate a bit and I could not enjoy the meal.  Had to go change the reservoir and got my meal cold and congealed.  So disappointed after all the effort!

J said the meal was "sensational".
Patti


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Offline Paulines7

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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #1 on: 07 November 2016, 10:45:46 AM »
Oh dear, Patti! After all that effort and then having to eat it cold.  No microwave?  I know it wouldn't have tasted quite as good as straight from the pot but may have been better than having it cold. 

Will you make it again and what ingredients did you have difficulty finding in your neck of the woods?
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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #2 on: 07 November 2016, 11:13:22 AM »
Always a pain when stuff like this happens but fairly rare for me. The worst I've had was a low battery message in the night. I had to change the battery which invokes the Vibes setup which means a rewind etc I think the premeal ones are pretty bad too. I know that feeling of having cooked for an hour or two and then sitting down only to find you don't have the insulin left to cover it. So not only is the meal cooling but you can't join in the meal with the others eating.
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1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #3 on: 07 November 2016, 02:38:43 PM »
Argh. Sorry to hear that Patti. So annoying when that sort of thing happens - which it surely does to each of us.
Mike

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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #4 on: 07 November 2016, 02:52:23 PM »
Aww :(
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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #5 on: 07 November 2016, 03:44:34 PM »
Hee Hee.  (not a spiteful Hee Hee; but nothing else works either, so you've got to just laugh!)

I bet if you asked 'Who has this NOT happened to?' in a room full of pumpers, very few hands would be raised.

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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #6 on: 07 November 2016, 03:50:13 PM »
I know, I know.... it's doubtless happened to everyone on a pump.  But why did it have to be after I'd put hours into this special dish?  Why couldn't it have happened when we were having something boring like sausages?

Pauline, yes we have a microwave, but I find it makes meat really tough.

Anyway I put the remainder in a freezer bag and froze it.  Hopefully I will get to enjoy it another time! 

Fish pie tonight, to use up some frozen cod, scallops and odds and ends of prawns that have been in the freezer too long.
Patti


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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #7 on: 07 November 2016, 07:08:24 PM »

Pauline, yes we have a microwave, but I find it makes meat really tough.


Not just flashing something in for 30 - 45 seconds.  What wattage is it?  I mean you don't have to give it as long as if the plate of food had just come out of the fridge, it wouldn't be icy to begin with, and it's not like you are heating it to only lukewarm from raw so would risk food poisoning.
Jenny

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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #8 on: 07 November 2016, 07:16:28 PM »
It must be awful for you Patti, it is unlikely to happen to me, not just because I don't 'pump' but more to the point I don't cook!  ;)
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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #9 on: 07 November 2016, 09:25:48 PM »
Well even if Patti didn't - think of being at something eg a formal wedding reception - and this happening just after the Toastmaster has asked whoever to say Grace !  Knowing me - it would happen in the middle of Grace - or at a posh affair , just before the Main Attraction spoke!

In the theatre - at psychological thriller type film when you are just waiting for the intense silence to be broken - and Norman Bates is in the bathroom and about to start stabbing through the shower curtain!  LOL
Jenny

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HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #10 on: 07 November 2016, 10:42:38 PM »
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Well even if Patti didn't - think of being at something eg a formal wedding reception - and this happening just after the Toastmaster has asked whoever to say Grace !  Knowing me - it would happen in the middle of Grace - or at a posh affair , just before the Main Attraction spoke!
Yup and it is alarming like mad!

Anyone recall my experience after the Opera in Budapest when the bl^^dy thing went off in the posh restaurant just as the tango music stopped?

Microwave is 850 but honestly I was so blooming hacked off that I was not going down 2 floors to do anything at all!
Patti


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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #11 on: 08 November 2016, 01:08:58 PM »
Think how lovely it will be to have a microwave handy - just in case!  Have to say though I wouldn't do it as a matter of course, I'll often drink only half a cup of something cos I forgot I had it - so I - well we both - give the rest a quick zap.  Anyone else here, I'd make them a fresh cup.
Jenny

T1 DX 1972, pumping Novorapid 24/05/11

HbA1c - 7/07 8.7, 1/08 7.8, 9/08 8.4, 3/09 7.3, 7/09 7.2, 12/09 7.3, 11/10 8.1, 2/11 8.6, 9/11 6.5 2/12 6.4  5/12 50/6.7  11/12 52/6.9  01/13 46/6.4  06/16 46/6.4  12/16 45/6.4

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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #12 on: 08 November 2016, 05:05:38 PM »
I have to say it's become apparent that this house is not ideal as we get older!  Being on the same level as the kitchen would make a nice change... though we do have a sitting room and two dining rooms downstairs.... just prefer the family room.
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #13 on: 08 November 2016, 06:19:11 PM »
My pump decided it wanted a 'holiday' the other evening just as hubby and I sat down to a hot meal.  Never mind we've had workmen here at the house replacing windows because of the age of our home.  When there is a whole bunch of confusion from hammering, drilling, sawing etc. there is no hope of cooking from scratch.  After the workmen left for the day, hubby and I reheated our food and sat down to eat.  That is when Mr. Pump decided to go on holiday.  I took out the pump to do my bolus and the onscreen message said:  "pump has malfunctioned and can no longer deliver insulin", call customer service immediately!!!

So, I called customer service and after a rather lengthy wait, someone answered the telephone and we began the 'resetting' process.  Never had to do that before so had no idea what to expect.  The pump didn't accept the process the first time but did accept the second time we tried.  In the meantime, hubby enjoyed his hot plate of food whilst mine got cold.  Yeah.....I was pissed at the pump, but glad it finally decided to continue working.  Have no idea how long I was without insulin as the atmosphere here during the afternoon prior was so noisy I would not have heard the alarms anyway.  Looking forward to the workmen being finished.
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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #14 on: 08 November 2016, 06:32:31 PM »
Oh my goodness Kathy!  What a performance, I can understand exactly how you must have felt... frantic amongst other things.  So glad the re-set worked for you.  How were your BGs after the experience?
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 April 2016.


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