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Kinda Snakebitten

My MM723 had a pump failure last night. I went to bed with a glucose of 123 (corrected to 81) and woke up with a glucose of 197. I corrected and got it down to 166, then it just kept going up to a peak of 231. No basal delivery it seems. By then I had switched to my backup pump. This is my second failure of my 723 this month, and the third replacement in 15 months.Maybe I am just unlucky?-LloydSee More
1 hour ago
Scottyd commented on Lloyd's blog post 'Eight Years of Pumping'
"Since I started pumping (2000) I came in about 1month, that I would not sell the pump for 1000000 bucks. It is my best friend, a1c's staying below 7,"
Thursday
Tim commented on Lloyd's blog post 'Eight Years of Pumping'
"Sorry I had to delete a post since I couldn't find how to edit a previous post because I overlooked the edit functions. Seems like some things have been changed around in this site."
Mar 9
Tim commented on Lloyd's blog post 'Eight Years of Pumping'
"Congratulations Lloyd! I started on the pump first of this year. Gosh yes! The pump has made a big change in my life in the short time I've been on it. After starting on the pump, in a three days time I could tell a difference in the way I…"
Mar 9
Susan Van Abs commented on Lloyd's blog post 'Eight Years of Pumping'
"Congratulations, Lloyd! Getting an insulin pump is life-changing! I could exercise without horrendous lows again! I had "good" control on MDIs -but - really not the same as being on the pump. Hardly any lows. There are days I have some…"
Mar 9
rgcainmd commented on Lloyd's blog post 'Eight Years of Pumping'
"Good job, Lloyd!!! My daughter uses an insulin pump. I couldn't agree more with your statement "It's a lot of work, but the results can be amazing.""
Mar 8
YogaO commented on Lloyd's blog post 'Eight Years of Pumping'
"Congratulations Lloyd! Yes, it is work, but for me much less confusing than juggling two different types of insulin and wondering. "Why?" on a daily basis."
Mar 8
YogaO liked Lloyd's blog post Eight Years of Pumping
Mar 7

Profile Information

The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Share what I have learned
Date diagnosed
January 1, 1994
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
5.9 1/27/15
Type of treatment/devices you use
Oral, Pump, Diet and Exercise
What pump model do you use, if any?
MM 723
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http://https://sites.google.com/site/successfuldiabetesmanagement/

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Kinda Snakebitten

Posted on March 30, 2015 at 4:00pm 0 Comments

My MM723 had a pump failure last night. I went to bed with a glucose of 123 (corrected to 81) and woke up with a glucose of 197. I corrected and got it down to 166, then it just kept going up to a peak of 231. No basal delivery it seems. By then I had switched to my backup pump. This is my second failure of my 723 this month, and the third replacement in 15 months.

Maybe I am just unlucky?

-Lloyd

Eight Years of Pumping

Posted on March 7, 2015 at 11:20am 7 Comments

My fasting glucose was 200 to 250 before I started pumping, now it is usually in the 95 to 110 range. I have dawn phenomenon, at it's peak in the middle of the night I have my pump deliver about 4 times as much insulin as during the afternoon. That controls my glucose very nicely.
Pumping is not for everyone, you need to be willing to learn to count carbohydrates in order to put it to good use.

It's a lot of work, but the results can be amazing.

-Lloyd

Short and Sweet

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 12:51pm 7 Comments

New A1c today, 5.9. Under 6 for eight years.
T2 for 21 years, no complications.

-Lloyd

My Medicare Nightmare

Posted on November 21, 2014 at 10:43am 51 Comments

I go on medicare next July. Despite the fact that I will have been pumping for more than 8 years, as things now stand I won't be able to pump on medicare. If you are type 2, then you must have a c-peptide no more than 110% of the minimum that the lab you use considers normal.

For me, that number is 0.88 There has to be a matching glucose measurement of 225 mg/dL or less taken the same day.

My c-peptide came back 2.7. A retest a week later came back 2.0

On 4/20/09 the…

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A very nice surprise

Posted on October 30, 2014 at 8:30am 3 Comments

My A1c's have been good for a long time, but this year they have been going in the wrong direction. 5.4, then 5.6, then 5.8. I've been preparing myself for news that my test results are no longer in the non-diabetic range (4.7 tp 5.8 at the lab I use).
I went in this morning and got the results a half hour later.......
5.6
If you hear a noise when you open your front door, that may be me shouting it from the rooftops. That's 33 in a row under 6.
-Lloyd

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At 1:00pm on February 1, 2015, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…
Lloyd yes they are. This Is the IMBD page for the 2015 release..rick

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3659388/
At 1:19pm on January 28, 2015, shoshana27 said…

lloyd, you deserve a medal
congrats

At 11:59am on December 24, 2014, GregR said…

Appreciate the welcome!

At 7:58pm on December 21, 2014, Dobielvr said…
Thanks for the welcome Lloyd!
At 7:34pm on November 24, 2014, rick (aka: #blankieboy) said…

Lloyd, I thought i would check in and see how things are going? I have missed running into you the last couple of days..............rick

At 6:35pm on November 24, 2014, shoshana27 said…

lloyd i am so sorry some of us upset you but WE ALL MISS YOU so PLEASE COME BACK
HUGS AS ALWAYS
HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON

At 12:07pm on November 10, 2014, xtessa1x said…

Thank you for the welcome

At 12:07pm on November 10, 2014, xtessa1x said…

At 7:02pm on November 1, 2014, blue_unicorn said…
Thank you very much ^^
At 4:15am on October 18, 2014, jyoti said…

Hi, thanks for welcome, i am taking insulin injections wosulin 30/70 before breakfast 25 units and before dinner 11 units is this right or my diabetes level is not under controlled.

thanks

At 11:07am on October 17, 2014, Koori said…

Thanks for the warm welcome! Looking forward to all the information being shared by people alike.

At 2:35pm on October 7, 2014, Kathy said…

Your pics turned out okay. I just wish the light had been better.

At 6:29am on October 7, 2014, Glen said…

Thanks! I'm looking forward to looking around!

At 2:36pm on October 6, 2014, Kathy said…

Ok, Lloyd, this was the only pic that even resembles you two....

At 7:33pm on September 23, 2014, John11 said…
Thanks for the welcome.
At 7:40am on September 12, 2014, sueinky said…

Thank you for the welcome.

At 4:03am on September 2, 2014, Madrileño said…

Hi Lloyd - many thanks for that. Glad to be here and contribute as well as receiving.

At 5:14pm on August 28, 2014, jnick303 said…

Thank you for the welcome. Also I had my index and ring fingers done for the same reason. They are much better but not 100%. Feel better.

At 9:25am on August 26, 2014, Jocool said…

Thank you for the welcome.

At 9:46am on August 20, 2014, clau said…

Thank you Lloyd for your acceptance and welcome.

 
 
 

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