"There's actually no reason to take the old infusion set out right away, you can leave the old one in for 4 hours and bolus for breakfast on the old infusion set if it's still working and put the new one in at breakfast so it's warmed…"
"I think this is highly individual... I think the approach is to keep increasing it slowly until you find the magic number. I had a bad cold (bordering on flu) two weeks ago that lasted a week with elevated BG's. Eventually, I stabilized my BG…"
"I've been having a similar problem... started pumping in November as well. Any teflon cannula seems to be problematic for me. I've had problems with Sure-T's as well, I can use them at most 2 days, sometimes less. And I've got…"
"Nutritionist recommendations are not hard and fast rules, they're guidelines based on "average" people. At my last nutrition consultation I was told that I wasn't eating enough fruit (but that's ok because I take a…"
"I have a Medtronic Paradigm 722, and I sometimes feel it. People have been claiming that the higher delivery rate on the Animas causes the sensation, but I'm convinced that no matter what the rate, some people feel it because of the change in…"
"In a word yes. I'm not sure there are any type 1's who don't from time to time have similar problems either due to inattention, or due to difficulty in adapting to changing conditions, metabolism, illness, etc. Uncontrolled highs for…"
"I'm taking 10mg Crestor daily. At one point I was having some unrelated issues and stopped taking them. There are drugs that you have to taper off slowly, but I think there's no danger in suddenly discontinuing, or even taking a vacation…"
"I almost did that a week ago. pulled the first O-ring out, but not the second in a stupid attempt to get as much insulin as possible into the cartridge. First time I realized you could pull it out past the stop so easily.
Of course I'm a…"
"I usually just tuck in the tubing and leave the pump clipped to my jeans pocket. Nobody really asks or cares too much about it, and if they do ask, it's an easy enough thing to explain.
When I first got it, I would actually put the pump inside…"
"I found my insulin sensitivity on the pump is better than on MDI, and that it has continued to improve since my pump start. I would tend to believe you are seeing the benefit of greater insulin sensitivity which affects just about every pump setting…"
"Having to enter the units manually after the bolus wizard calculates is a potential problem. I didn't like that extra step and that's one of the reasons I chose a MM pump instead... but Animas has a good pump, more of a personal preference…"
"This is a small tangent... did you find that the dosage of Levemir was much higher than with Lantus? Before my insulin pump, I switched from Lantus to Levemir, not because of nightly lows, but because of huge variability in its effectiveness.…"
"You can purchase needle clippers which store the sharps inside it. They're very small and one clipper will last a long, long time with the tiny penfill needles. Just insert the sharp end into the little hole and squeeze, then throw out the…"
"If you're inclined toward math then you can get an even better estimate of when to eat by taking your correction amount divide by total bolus and multiply by your active insulin time.
For example, if I'm eating and my BG is high, then if…"
Hey Jeff...welcome to the family! I'm in Kitchener....fancy that! You should look into the support group under the umbrella of the Canadian Diabetes Association (not virtual)...we meet first Wed. of the month starting Sept.! While you're here, take a look at some of the groups....enjoy!
A couple of days ago I learned that the California State Assembly is considering AB-1893 Sharps waste, which in (if approved) will mandate that: “Sharps sold to the general public in California shall be sold with a sharps waste container Read on! →
If you are new to diabetes advocacy in the traditional sense of the word, you may be thinking, “What the heck is a docket!?” I certainly was the first twenty times I heard it (yes it took that long). For Read on! →