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Offline GrammaBear

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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #15 on: 08 November 2016, 06:55:21 PM »
BGs were not so great.  My Dexcom told me I was 13.8 (250) and the trend arrow went straight up - meaning BGs were heading upward greater than 13.8.  I did an injection with a syringe plus set a temp basal of 150% for one hour.  I tested a number of times during the following 4 hours and during the night.  And wouldn't you know I encountered a hypo around 4 a.m. (when I almost never hypo at that hour).  Today is pretty steady and thanks for understanding because hubby sure didn't.  He couldn't understand why in the world was I so pissed at a pump of all things?.........duh....MEN!!!
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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #16 on: 09 November 2016, 08:52:48 AM »
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.

I have already been saying how much I'd like a bungalow as we get older!
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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #17 on: 09 November 2016, 08:56:43 AM »
BGs were not so great.  My Dexcom told me I was 13.8 (250) and the trend arrow went straight up - meaning BGs were heading upward greater than 13.8.  I did an injection with a syringe plus set a temp basal of 150% for one hour.  I tested a number of times during the following 4 hours and during the night.  And wouldn't you know I encountered a hypo around 4 a.m. (when I almost never hypo at that hour).  Today is pretty steady and thanks for understanding because hubby sure didn't.  He couldn't understand why in the world was I so pissed at a pump of all things?.........duh....MEN!!!

I don't think they feel half as stressed as we do by having workmen around either...so stressful!!
T2 and PCOS. Just had large serous adenofibroma removed with ovary and fallopian tube. Bp is now normal!

Novorapid, levemir, trulicity, metformin.

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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #18 on: 09 November 2016, 09:19:05 AM »
I love sausages ............... !!!

never mind Patti -- you will make that lovely recipe again and enjoy every mouthful !!
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #19 on: 09 November 2016, 10:14:02 AM »
BGs were not so great.  My Dexcom told me I was 13.8 (250) and the trend arrow went straight up - meaning BGs were heading upward greater than 13.8.  I did an injection with a syringe plus set a temp basal of 150% for one hour.  I tested a number of times during the following 4 hours and during the night.  And wouldn't you know I encountered a hypo around 4 a.m. (when I almost never hypo at that hour).  Today is pretty steady and thanks for understanding because hubby sure didn't.  He couldn't understand why in the world was I so pissed at a pump of all things?.........duh....MEN!!!


It's really not that he's a man Kathy, it's just that he isn't diabetic, so he has never experienced the sheer frustration of wanting to eat something soooo badly and then experiencing, not just the "normal" delay before you can tuck in, whilst you do the test, work out carbs, bolus, but an extra load of things you have to deal with, whilst he calmly stuffs his face.


Paul, I also love sausages, but they are probably the leastg effort things I cook.  They are the meal I turn to when I either haven't got time or can't be bothered.
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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Offline GrammaBear

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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #20 on: 09 November 2016, 06:57:29 PM »
This morning was round 2 of the "I could cry sometimes" story.  I had an appt with the podiatrist late morning, so I got up early, took my shower, put in a new infusion set and sat down to check my blood sugar and figure out the bolus and eat breakfast.  Soon as I turned on the pump and entered the numbers, pump face flashed an onscreen message that said "pump has malfunctioned, please call customer service immediately."

So when I called customer service, they asked if there was a malfunction code and could I please read it off to them.  I did so, and then the bloke said "I'm sorry, but we will have to send you a replacement pump as something is wrong with yours and we don't feel safe about you using it."  Oh great!!!  Just what I need whilst I'm already in a hurry.  I had a loaner pump, in a box in my closet.  So told the guy at customer service that I did have a replacement.  But I had to sit down and program the durn thing from scratch which took me almost 30 minutes.  Never did get my breakfast and worse yet never had my first cup of coffee.

Some days it does not pay to get out of the bed!
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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #21 on: 09 November 2016, 11:30:31 PM »
Oh blimey - couldn't you have done the morning on jabs till you got back?  Think I would, it being quicker.
Jenny

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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #22 on: 10 November 2016, 04:19:13 AM »
Honestly Jenny, I should have done exactly that.  My BG was low 3.3 (60) anyway and I guess my main focus was to get it up so I could drive myself instead of asking my hubby to drive me.  When I have a hypo it seems like my common sense flies out the window.
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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #23 on: 10 November 2016, 11:02:29 AM »
That's because when you have a hypo - it certainly does Gramma!  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

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #24 on: 10 November 2016, 11:49:03 PM »
I am useless with hypo brain !
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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Offline Venomous

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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #25 on: 11 November 2016, 08:38:48 AM »
I have a question about pumping just for my own understanding. Does a pump use just one type of insulin, for instance novorapid, and keep that as responsive as possible or does it pump basal also?
T2 and PCOS. Just had large serous adenofibroma removed with ovary and fallopian tube. Bp is now normal!

Novorapid, levemir, trulicity, metformin.

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #26 on: 11 November 2016, 09:23:24 AM »
Venomous


A pump uses only rapid acting insulin, Novorapid or similar.  I use Apidra because that's what my clinic like people on.  I don't quite understand what you mean by "keep that as responsive as possible".


You set your basal rates throughout the day, you can have a different rate for each of the 24 hours,and it drips that into you in tiny tiny amounts over that hour.  I need more basal in the mornings and less in the afternoons, so I have a rate of 1.10u per hour in the morning which gradually drops down to 0.10u in the afternoon and then about 7pm it ramps up little by little and drops again after midnight until about 6am when it starts gradually rising again.  Everyone is different.  Then when you eat you tell it to do a bolus.  However, it does not work out what you need per hour, you have to do that yourself by basal testing i.e. Going without food and testing a lot until you get as flat a line as possible.
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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Offline nytquill17

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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #27 on: 11 November 2016, 12:26:19 PM »
V, if it helps: the pancreas only makes one kind of insulin. It drips out a little at a time all throughout the day - sometimes more, sometimes less, because needs change from minute to minute - to help manage your basic metabolic needs. And then when you eat, it pushes out a lot of insulin at once. With injections, we simulate and approximate this action by using two different kinds of insulin, one that is absorbed more slowly over time (basal) and one that is absorbed more quickly and kind of all at once (bolus insulin). A pump actually mimics much more closely how an actual pancreas works. It only uses one type of insulin and it drips out a little at a time all throughout the day (what pumpers call their "basal rates"; these amounts can be adjusted hour by hour or half-hour by half-hour on some pumps so that they are as closely adapted as possible to the person's changing needs throughout the day). And when you eat you tell the pump to push in a lot of insulin all at once.
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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #28 on: 11 November 2016, 04:04:44 PM »
I attach a picture of my Libre reader showing how my BG has been all night.  This indicates that for the moment I have my overnight basal rates absolutely spot on.  Of course that can change next week, or next month and I shall have to adjust them all over again.  It's so much easier with the Libre though!
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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Offline christine62

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Re: I could cry sometimes!
« Reply #29 on: 30 November 2016, 11:56:36 AM »
I must admit that I had that happen to me lots if times especially if I was out ruined a lot of nice meal
Would like to know more about your Libra trial.
I believe Aminas is updating their pump this year it might be worth investigating
Mis - diagnosed in 2007 autoimmune blood test etc... in Sept. 2010 confirmed LADA type 1 completely off the scale. Thyroxine 100mcq, citerizine for unknown chemical allergies,daily enemas due to rare  disorder.  On a pump Roche since january 2013 Hb1AC June 7.2