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Offline Pattidevans

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As if we hadn't just lost an hour's sleep!
« on: 26 March 2017, 03:55:55 PM »
Last night woke about 12:15 am with 2.6 and sure enough, it was one of those hypos that just keep giving.... probably due to only eating a small portion of the rather late dinner we had.   Several glucose tabs, a cereal bar, some handfuls of jelly beans and chocolate mini eggs (I know I know, chocolate eggs weren't the best idea) and a slice of toast with honey that Julian insisted I ate (made me feel sick) I finally get BGs up to 5.1 and sigh with relief... course now, although it's really 1:15 it's actually 2:15 effectively as the clocks go on.  Settled down to sleep... and at 3:30 pumpy starts alarming.  Struggle to get bedside light on, find glasses, check what pumpy is tying to tell me and of course the pump light has gone off... I'm sodden with sleep at this point and fumbling madly... and discover eventually (having thoroughly woken J) that it's telling me the battery is low.  Well, I thought, OK it's just a warning and the battery will still have enough juice till tomorrow.... Oh NO..... pumpy gives it 10 minutes until it starts again!  Now thoroughly awake myself but still fumbling I find the spare battery that I carry in the handset case, along with the plastic thingamyjig that opens the battery compartment.  Drop the battery on the floor... can't remember which end of the battery goes in first.  Put the wrong end in.... etc etc etc and finally J takes the thing off me, peers at the symbol inside the new battery compartment top that I've finally found in the en-suite cupboard and fits it in correctly.  Settle down to try to sleep again... pumpy is now vibrating under me.  What I didn't realise was that I had not switched it on again... and I just can't hear the double beep cos I was laying on it.  Fiddle with pump again and decide it's cos I've not re-input the time and date.  Fiddle with that and get it done... switch lights out, settle down and lo and behold it's vibrating again.... and I finally realise why it's vibrating and I need to turn it back on.  So that was that.  Wide awake until 7am!  Is it any wonder I overslept until 10.45 this morning?
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 Liam

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Re: As if we hadn't just lost an hour's sleep!
« Reply #1 on: 26 March 2017, 06:43:32 PM »
You got a good reason for the low? Since it was fairly early in the night I'm guessing a bolus issue from your meal? If not then you really should look into lowering the basal rate from an hour or two before. I got a bit of a telling off for not doing this last time I was at my pump clinic.

I can only laugh with the battery story. I'm sure you don't find it funny, but it is so close to a night I had... With the Vibe a battery change invokes the full setup of the pump. So full rewind and prime. 
DX Type I 1994.    Novorapid Animas Vibe pump
HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
Ramipril: 10mg Quetiapine: 550mg Metformin: 2000mg

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Re: As if we hadn't just lost an hour's sleep!
« Reply #2 on: 26 March 2017, 10:05:23 PM »
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You got a good reason for the low? Since it was fairly early in the night I'm guessing a bolus issue from your meal? If not then you really should look into lowering the basal rate from an hour or two before. I got a bit of a telling off for not doing this last time I was at my pump clinic.

As I said in my post LIam... not eating the dinner I bolussed for.

The shenanigans of the pumps are fine if it's not in the middle of the night, but so often it is.... or indeed when you have just got a lovely meal on your plate which is rapidly going cold and congealing!
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: As if we hadn't just lost an hour's sleep!
« Reply #3 on: 26 March 2017, 10:46:53 PM »
I misunderstood what you said. I thought you'd just ate late and only a small amount.

True but during the day doesn't make much of a story :) I only remember the time pumpy woke me up over and over. If I'd have been awake I wouldn't have put a new battery in and ignored the not delivering insulin message a load of times :) Funny thinking back not so much the next morning.

It is a shame batteries don't go down in nice level amounts. At least on my pump 1 step down means nothing, it will sit on 2 steps left for weeks then when it gets down to the last step it is going to die in about an hour. I've been using alkaline batteries lately as Animas stopped Lithium ones as their delivery company doesn't allow Lithium ones. The alkaline ones only last a month or so (sometimes less I think) the Lithium ones lasted much longer.
DX Type I 1994.    Novorapid Animas Vibe pump
HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
Ramipril: 10mg Quetiapine: 550mg Metformin: 2000mg

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Re: As if we hadn't just lost an hour's sleep!
« Reply #4 on: 26 March 2017, 11:02:51 PM »
OK Liam I understand, I meant we had a late dinner which I bolussed for in full then didn't eat much of it.  I often do that and I am my own worst enemy!

Yeah, as you say.... it wouldn't be such a pain in the day time... or maybe, depending on what you were doing (at work etc).

I was thinking and I honestly cannot recall replacing my battery since the day we went on holiday last June!  Sounds silly, I must have!  I still have tons of Lithium batteries on the shelf!
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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