Out of Control Pumpers!


Out of Control Pumpers!

would like to know if there are others on an insulin pump that still cannot seem to control their blood glucose levels

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Comment by Grace on April 29, 2009 at 7:40am
My standard deviation yesterday was 126 mg/dL. I think that qualifies for out of control.
Comment by LORRAINE OLIVER on March 17, 2009 at 1:50pm
hello kristin and how are you? yes, i have the book.
Comment by Kristin on March 17, 2009 at 3:44am
Basal testing!! Do you do regular basal tests?

The pump is only as good as the setting we put into it. So you need to get your settings right (which isn't always easy). Also, do you have the book "Pumping Insulin" by John Walsh?
Comment by LORRAINE OLIVER on March 17, 2009 at 1:20am
hello and my name is lorraine and i am new to the group, like hallie said i can't seem to get my bs under control, and suggestions????
Comment by Kristin on March 14, 2009 at 1:27am
Way to go Kayla!!
Comment by hallie buq ! on March 2, 2009 at 4:47pm
i have been on a pump for two years & i still cant get my blood sugar under control !?! any suggestions ?
Comment by DiaBeatThis! on February 28, 2009 at 12:08pm
Brand new to this group. My husband and I just had a discussion about the struggles he's been having lately with his numbers. I'm so happy to have stumbled upon this group. Hope to hear from you all soon!
Comment by Karen La Roche on February 26, 2009 at 7:25am
hi my name is Karen i live in mich and have been pumping for about 2 yrs and yes i still have up and downs for many reasons ,i use the mini med 522 ,i have problems when i cant get the air bubbles out and on shower day or maybe just when i cant eat everything i just put in the carbs for .thats why i'm here to educate myself more i know i can do this . KAREN
Comment by Alisha on February 25, 2009 at 3:52pm
Hi, Im new to this site. Ive been type 1 for 8 years. I have been on a pump for a little over 3 years. Still the lowest my A1c has been is around 8 and that was right after I went on the pump.
Comment by Brandy Gunderson on May 26, 2008 at 5:45am
I have had good days and bad days. Overall, I think that I have pretty good control, making my obsession. However, things did become rather irratic after starting nursing school full-time. I think that some of us are more responsive to the hormones and fluctuations produced by stress than others. I have made an effort to help teach fellow nursing students as much as I can about Type 1 diabetes from a hands-on experience. The last thing we need is more healthcare providers who think it is simply a matter of good behavior, right? There are so many factors that can contribute to fluctuations, and stress is mine! School is one of the most stressfule tjhings I have ever done, and studying and 4am, and of course Pad Thai, never could eat that even though I love it.

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