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Offline Pattidevans

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What a morning!
« on: 19 June 2018, 05:22:31 PM »
For the last 9days I’ve been waking in the 10ish Range.  I know it’s too high, but I have rationalised that I have a trapped nerve which is sometimes very painful and also been eating stuff I wouldn’t normally eat.  This morning FBG was 10.5, so I did a 2.9u correction.  1hr 15 later I was about to eat 2smallish slices of white toast off a crusty loaf, BG by then was 12.8. Pump calculated a bolus of 5.0 and delivered it, immediately followed by a low reservoir alarm.  So I ate 1slice of toast.  Pumpy alarmed again with an occlusion.  Turned it off, primed it, turned it on... another occlusion alarm.  Gave up and decided to change pump before eating other slice of toast.  Filled a new reservoir, changed pump and was pressing the button to bring the Plunger up to 150u before I could start the pump again and nothing at all is coming out of the tubing.  I was seriously thinking the pump was broken and got in mortal terror of having to revert to MDI...please God not on top of the trapped nerve pain!  Clicked through the options to change cartridge and only then discovered I’d put the empty cartridge into the pump and thrown the refilled one in the rubbish bin!

So, fished out the cartridge with 150u in it from the rubbish bin and continued withpump change.  Ate cold toast.  Rubbed shoulder with Deep Heat and took 2 Panadol.  Rubbed rest of self with sun tan lotion and went outside to sunbathe.  Decided it was time to adjust basal and did so for 15hours of the day.  V hot so decided to swim.  Got up and felt very very weird.  Tested 24.5!  Not sure if insulin had gone off in the heat as I’d been in the sun for an hour as I’d forgotten to put the pump Frio on it.  Did a correction.

An hour or so later I was 16.4and when we went for a late lunch I was 8.7.  Had a prawn salad, and blouses for it, but my arm/shoulder was killing me and I couldn’t eat it.  So 2Panadol and a Deep Heat rub later I had an ice cream.  Not easy this diabetes lark.   

Just surprised at how terrified I was at the thought of going back to MDI,
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 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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Offline nytquill17

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Re: What a morning!
« Reply #1 on: 19 June 2018, 10:03:17 PM »
Had a prawn salad, and blouses for it
Sorry, I know it's just the autocorrect on your ipad being a pain, and I don't mean to make light of the awful time you're having, but now I'm imagining a chorus line of prawns in tiny little blouses!  :))


In all seriousness though, I feel like I can relate to this a bit more now than before, and I can see how frustrating it all must have been! That trapped nerve sounds agony though. Really hope you can get it seen to sooner rather than later!
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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: What a morning!
« Reply #2 on: 20 June 2018, 07:30:41 AM »
Can’t see anyone until next Tuesday unfortunately.  I do have an appointment then though not with my usual physio, who is on holiday in Norway.


I shall always think of prawns in blouses from now on!  Bloody predictive text is rampant on my iPad.  I am constantly going back to correct stuff.

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 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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Re: What a morning!
« Reply #3 on: 20 June 2018, 11:43:38 AM »
nightmare day Patti.................hope BG's a bit better today !!
xx
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6) 04/18 46 (6.4)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014

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Re: What a morning!
« Reply #4 on: 20 June 2018, 12:45:54 PM »
They’re not great Paul 😢. Just have to stick it pout for a couple of days.
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 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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Re: What a morning!
« Reply #5 on: 20 June 2018, 09:02:21 PM »
They’re not great Paul 😢. Just have to stick it pout for a couple of days.
you know what you gotta do..... just keep your chin up ! :)
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6) 04/18 46 (6.4)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
Dafne grad. necrobiosis lipoidica on legs
laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014

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Re: What a morning!
« Reply #6 on: 21 June 2018, 03:25:36 PM »
Isn't it alarming how we feel about MDI now that we've been enjoying the advantages of having a pump?  Hope you feel better soon.
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