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Offline Liam

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New pump
« on: 28 November 2018, 03:41:59 PM »
Well that is me moved onto Mini Med.


I got my new pump with a group of six on Tuesday. All being moved from the Animas Vibe.


I've been having a bit of a tough time for other reasons lately. So really I've hardly played with the pump outside of what I need to do.


I'd only managed about 3hrs sleep on the Monday night before the training. I took to it pretty easy but a lot of the others there really did need the whole 3 and a half hours.


Hopefully when I'm feeling a bit better and have time I'll fill you in more. Was a really interesting day which deserves a better post from me.
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

Offline Dr DeEath

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Re: New pump
« Reply #1 on: 28 November 2018, 06:34:44 PM »
I know little about pumping but it sounds good.

Other issues can really drag on your energy. Whilst I was generally upbeat about my bypass I am less so about my upcoming vitrectomy. It keeps coming to my mind even when I am lying in bed and not aware of the eye.

It's been a long year. Hopefully everyone one of us will have a better 2019!
T1 for over 50 years.  MDI on Porcine insulin.  Lisinopril and Atorvastatin.

Offline Pattidevans

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Re: New pump
« Reply #2 on: 28 November 2018, 10:42:14 PM »
{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} Liam
Your new pump sounds good so far!
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 sedge

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Re: New pump
« Reply #3 on: 28 November 2018, 11:54:57 PM »
I always look forward to hearing about any pumps I don't know about - please!
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: New pump
« Reply #4 on: 30 November 2018, 02:04:12 PM »
Well the manual was easy enough to understand (shock)

Last night I was wanting to use an advanced bolus type. I soon found I couldn't work out how to do this.

I looked up the manual and found out you have to enable both square & dual wave before you can use them. I've now got them enabled.

This is the first thing since changing from the Vibe that I really couldn't do without just playing with it.

I also had a high of 17 last night with 0.6 blood ketones. As I was due a cannula change today anyway, I decided to do my first solo set change. It went well and I never had any real problems. The new pump has a lot of helpful messages as you do things.

I'm still not good at using the handset / meter. I've really only been letting it send my BG then using the pump to do boluses. It is also beeping a lot after use that I don't really know why. I like the BG send feature. It is amazing how when using my Vibe I'd so often forget a BG and have to check my meter again. With a Bluetooth meter that problem is over.

I've just had a message from my brother saying a big package from Medtronic has arrived, so hopefully I'll not be overly effected by the supply issues. The man on the phone did say that he could only send one pack of cartridges, with the balance to follow. That gives me two months worth to be going on with.

I really need to get on my PC to write the post I want to. There was loads of interesting things at my pump training. Like one older couple (70s?) with the husband getting the training with his wife the diabetic. A young girl 18 with her diabetic family. Her dad was with her and on an older Medtronic pump. Most of his children have type I it seems. Plus a lady with gastroparesis that had just started using the Libre on the Friday before.
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: New pump
« Reply #5 on: 30 November 2018, 05:03:42 PM »
Well the manual was easy enough to understand (shock)

Last night I was wanting to use an advanced bolus type. I soon found I couldn't work out how to do this.

I looked up the manual and found out you have to enable both square & dual wave before you can use them. I've now got them enabled. 
I hope your meal wasn't going cold in front of you at the time!
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This is the first thing since changing from the Vibe that I really couldn't do without just playing with it.

I also had a high of 17 last night with 0.6 blood ketones. As I was due a cannula change today anyway, I decided to do my first solo set change. It went well and I never had any real problems. The new pump has a lot of helpful messages as you do things.

I'm still not good at using the handset / meter. I've really only been letting it send my BG then using the pump to do boluses. It is also beeping a lot after use that I don't really know why. I like the BG send feature. It is amazing how when using my Vibe I'd so often forget a BG and have to check my meter again. With a Bluetooth meter that problem is over.

I've just had a message from my brother saying a big package from Medtronic has arrived, so hopefully I'll not be overly effected by the supply issues. The man on the phone did say that he could only send one pack of cartridges, with the balance to follow. That gives me two months worth to be going on with.
That all seems very positive Liam!

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I really need to get on my PC to write the post I want to. There was loads of interesting things at my pump training. Like one older couple (70s?) with the husband getting the training with his wife the diabetic. A young girl 18 with her diabetic family. Her dad was with her and on an older Medtronic pump. Most of his children have type I it seems. Plus a lady with gastroparesis that had just started using the Libre on the Friday before.
Looking forward to hearing all that  :)   FWIW with a T1 father the children have a 1 in 10 chance of having T1.  The odds are much lower (forget the actual figure) with a T1 mother.
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: New pump
« Reply #6 on: 03 December 2018, 04:09:10 PM »
Well that's a cheery and encouraging note to end on for Liam, I AM sure!  LOL
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: New pump
« Reply #7 on: 06 December 2018, 07:50:32 AM »
this is really Interesting stuff Liam and explains a lot of Pics I see on instagram showing a fairly small looking BG meter that says "send" on it.
 
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
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Offline Liam

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Re: New pump
« Reply #8 on: 06 December 2018, 01:54:28 PM »
The matching meter that Bluetooth connects to the pump is pretty small (it is like a usb dongle) It is also used to upload the pump, which I haven't tried to do yet. The lady at the clinic that uploads pumps took our emails to setup our accounts for it.

I was hoping to keep using Diasend as I've always liked it. Not sure if I can or if I'll be forced to use the Medtronic software.

I've ran out of strips for my new meter so I'm using my old one right now. I've ordered new ones that the nurse got added to my repeat.
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