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Conflict with the nurse, help

Started this discussion. Last reply by S Woodward Aug 23, 2010. 28 Replies

Hi I am new to the pump. I just recently got it for a month. The nurse set a new carb ratio and basal rate for me, but it is really not enough and bg goes really high, around 13-17 everyday.I adjust…Continue

 

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S Woodward replied to amy's discussion 'Conflict with the nurse, help'
"check the sit first to make sure it is ok. You can use an injection to check site function. I don't allow more than two hours of highs before determining what the cause is and make the appropriate corrections, site change, drugs, illness, pump…"
Aug 23, 2010
DARGIRL replied to amy's discussion 'Conflict with the nurse, help'
"When I see a pattern of lower or elevated bs during a period of time a Basal change is typically necessary. Currently I notice my bs rising from 12:00a.m. to 6:00 a.m. I made minor changes and monitored. I was told if I am going to make changes make…"
Aug 22, 2010
brandi replied to amy's discussion 'Conflict with the nurse, help'
"she shouldnt be mad. if anything, she should be happy for you! your bgs are great and she messed up, end of story. she should accept it and go on. do whats working for you, because its your body and your life she's playing around with, not her…"
Aug 22, 2010
gib replied to amy's discussion 'Conflict with the nurse, help'
"I'm doing training before starting to pump. I started with the carb count not so long ago. The Endo who is following me for the pump wants to know if I'm good for it. (...and I'm good for a pump! B-) :D ) When I asked if I can adjust…"
Aug 22, 2010
S Woodward replied to amy's discussion 'Conflict with the nurse, help'
"This is the key to the relationship, you as the D are the boss, the medical team is the service that you use to help you manage your D. nothing more, nothing less. The medical professionals who know how to help you learn to manager your D are worth…"
Aug 21, 2010
barbraann replied to amy's discussion 'Conflict with the nurse, help'
"No problem, hopefully you'll do the same for me someday! =)"
Aug 21, 2010
Terry Keelan replied to amy's discussion 'Conflict with the nurse, help'
"Wow! Someone agrees with me! You've made my day. :)"
Aug 21, 2010
barbraann replied to amy's discussion 'Conflict with the nurse, help'
"Could be she wants to make sure you understand the pump before letting you go ahead with adjustments. It would be awful to make a mistake and go into a coma or something! I'm sure you will be able to eventually have more freedom. give it a few…"
Aug 21, 2010
Xanthasun replied to amy's discussion 'Conflict with the nurse, help'
"personally I don't change it too frequently but wait for a definitive pattern and like Gerri where I can't attribute it to something else (e.g. being sick for a week I temporarily up my basal but then switch back). Whether to change basal…"
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"My Dr is in TN in the USA! I wish all Drs were like him though. I have a kidney specilist that I REALLY don't like b/c he is always fussing about my A1C! a neph.....................OK can't spell it."
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At 7:22pm on December 31, 2013, Linda G said…

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Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES AMY!!
(You've been away from Tu.diabetes for quite some while, haven't you?
Is everything alright....can we help??)
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At 5:37am on December 31, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday, amy. I wish for you a most wonderful day and many,many more. ENJOY!!!

At 4:45pm on December 31, 2012, Linda G said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMY!!
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
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At 7:46pm on January 1, 2012, Linda G said…

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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At 8:09am on August 18, 2010, Doris D said…
My Dr is in TN in the USA! I wish all Drs were like him though. I have a kidney specilist that I REALLY don't like b/c he is always fussing about my A1C! a neph.....................OK can't spell it.
At 1:10pm on August 17, 2010, FatCatAnna said…
Hey Amy - I'm self taught on my pump - since it's still kinda rare here in Quebec (I live so close to Ontario border - arrrrhhh - I could have a pump paid for if I lived there - arrrrrh - working on moving my fat buttocks there as I get closer to Freedom 55). Therefore, I only had myself to argue with over which settings to use. I mean, it's my body, I know what I'm doing, though I was MDI (multiple doseage injecting) for about 10 years prior to going onto the pump (or some of us call this method the "poor mans pump") - so switching to the pump was way easy for me. Also, I've been diabetic practically all my life, so I'm used to being a guineau pig (oink, oink).
Have you got yourself the book by John Walsh called Pumping Insulin? If you haven't - that's a really GOOD resource book to help you figure out how to set things up with your pump. It's like my bible :) - but way easier to read.
Anna aka \\^^// FatCatAnna from Diabetes1.org
At 11:02am on August 17, 2010, Doris D said…
Nope Never had any conflict with nurses b/c my Dr tells all of them I'm incharge of my D not them. I love him for that. Even in the hospital he will tell them I'm NOT a typical Diabetic so don't try the typical treatment on me! I've had nurses look at me and tell me that the DR said the DR said we treat this but the d is in your courtyard. He said we DON'T touch that since you know how to do it and have a pump. Maybe the nurse is trying to get your carbs and such set for you?
At 3:15pm on August 3, 2010, Doris D said…
I've had it for in like 8 days 37 years. Learned even more comimg here.

Oh by the way these are my g-kids! One daughter is in my pic to the left and the other one is holding the baby in the pics of my family on my page.
 
 
 

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