I'm having a nuclear stress test next week. I have no known cardiac issues. Because I've had Type 1 for 35 years and am approaching Age 60, my internist feels that it is a good idea to get a baseline test and just check that there is nothing going on that is asymptomatic.
I am not worried about the treadmill part of the test. I had an echo treadmill test about 7 years ago. They kept upping the speed and resistance and I never got tired. Finally my doctor said that everyone needed to go to lunch and they had seen enough.
I am assuming that I'll keep my pump on except for the scanning parts of the test. I also figure that the Dexcom transmitter can be left in, since it won't be directly in the scanning field.
I can't eat or drink within 3 hours of the test, but I'll just test often and adjust insulin as required. I never have problems exercising right after eating, but I'll follow their rules to keep them happy. I will have orange juice and glucose tabs with me, but hopefully won't need them.
Does anyone have any experiences to share or any advice? Especially on handling the Dexcom and the pump?