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New pumper needing advice!!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by mojo Aug 10, 2013. 16 Replies

Hi everyone! I started on my Accu-Chek Spirit Combo pump about 3 weeks ago and am having a rollercoaster of a time. I have been as high as 21.0 through boluses not being added up properly and…Continue

 

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"Beckarini, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday."
Jun 26
mojo replied to beckarini's discussion 'New pumper needing advice!!!'
"Hi, beckarini, you have probably moved on a little now, but I am reading your post with great interest as I have now been on the Combo pump for around 6 weeks. (36yrs T1D). I too had some ups and downs, but did start on flex link 6mm. I now watch…"
Aug 10, 2013
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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…"
Jun 26, 2013
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"Beckarini happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness"
Jun 26, 2013
Cherylou replied to beckarini's discussion 'New pumper needing advice!!!'
"Hi I've been diabetic for 30 years and been pumping for 5. The pump definitely changed my life in so many positive ways. I've still got the old Accucheck Spirit that I started with and am looking forward to getting a new pump with all the…"
May 18, 2013
ukikawasaki replied to beckarini's discussion 'New pumper needing advice!!!'
"Hi! Give it some time ... Having a pump is a blessing but it takes time and patience to be in the know of it ! ---- These are some good tutorials on how to hide the pump depending on what you are wearing ! I hope they work out for you ! dresses…"
Apr 28, 2013
Tami replied to beckarini's discussion 'New pumper needing advice!!!'
"YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!! I have been diabetic for 20yrs and been on the pump for almost 3 yrs...I have problems pop up all the time! For example...since the 1st of the month I have experienced 10 low bs...I havent had this kind of trouble in a long…"
Feb 11, 2013
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Jan 14, 2013
AnnaPS replied to beckarini's discussion 'New pumper needing advice!!!'
"I am sorry to hear about your problems. I have problems you describe when I used Accu-check Rapid-D to my Medtronic pump. When I got the hose and needles from Medtronic it all changed and went great. I couldn´t imaging that it could be such…"
Jan 8, 2013
Howie767 replied to beckarini's discussion 'New pumper needing advice!!!'
"Also I use Tegaderm over the infusion site and under the infusion set because I'm allergic to just about any adhesive. I find them much superior to IV3000."
Dec 26, 2012
Kevin replied to beckarini's discussion 'New pumper needing advice!!!'
"Will be interested in hearing the results of your meeting. I definitely recommend flex canulas to everyone that I get on a pump. Start with a 6mm and if it works, it is less intrusive which means less pain. Not for everyone, but seems to work for…"
Dec 26, 2012
Rob Muller, Roche Diabetes Care replied to beckarini's discussion 'New pumper needing advice!!!'
"Hello, I'm Rob Muller with Roche Diabetes Care. I'm so sorry for the trouble you're having. Please know that you can reach out to customer care in the UK at 0800 731 22 91 if you ever have a question or issue like this. Their holiday…"
Dec 21, 2012
beckarini replied to beckarini's discussion 'New pumper needing advice!!!'
"Hi everyone,Thanks for all your help. I have tried 8mm metal needles but am still getting a lot of leaking and bleeding and bruising. I have booked an urgent appointment with my pump nurse today, as she thinks my body may be rejecting/allergic to…"
Dec 20, 2012
Howie767 replied to beckarini's discussion 'New pumper needing advice!!!'
"Try using an 8-mm vertical teflon infusion set. The stomach is the best area for good absorption. Since you are getting random readings of 21.0 and 3.0 it's probably nothing to do with your pump settings. It's most likely depth related or…"
Dec 19, 2012
A discussion started by beckarini was featured

New pumper needing advice!!!

Hi everyone! I started on my Accu-Chek Spirit Combo pump about 3 weeks ago and am having a rollercoaster of a time. I have been as high as 21.0 through boluses not being added up properly and sensitivity changing (and my ever-changing dawn phenomenon!!!) and sometimes down to 3 in the middle of the night. Just as I thought I had straightened my basal rate out, something makes them screw up... I guess I'm just feeling a bit down about it. I fought hard for 9 months to get the funding from the…See More
Dec 18, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
Reassurance!
Date diagnosed
July 28, 2000
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
8.7
Type of treatment/devices you use
Pump
What pump model do you use, if any?
Accu-Chek Spirit Combo
Tell us more about you (optional)
Type 1 Diabetic since 2000, now 23 years old and trying to make my own way in life.
Pumping with Accu-Chek Spirit/Aviva Combo since November 2012.
Pre-pump Hba1c = 8.7 (aiming for 7 in March 2013!)
Trying to lose 15lbs.

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At 8:20am on June 26, 2014, wendy said…
At 3:32am on June 26, 2014, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Beckarini, Happy Birthday!!! Every year is a true blessing; I hope you have an amazing year and a perfect birthday.

At 5:20am on June 26, 2013, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday, beckarini. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 4:16am on June 26, 2013, Linda G said…

Smiles and laughter. Joy and cheer.
New happiness that stays throughout the year...
Hope your birthday brings all these and more.
BEST WISHES BECKARINI!!
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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 every day!
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At 2:54am on June 26, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Beckarini happy birthday!! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness

At 8:57pm on December 18, 2012, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home beckarini!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
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Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes
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There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"Young Adults with Diabetes".
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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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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 6:21pm on December 18, 2012, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 12:18pm on December 18, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

WELCOME to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. Please read the BLOGS the FORUMS and check out the many GROUPS for much valuable advice and information. WELCOME!!!

At 6:28am on December 18, 2012, Marie B said…

hi beckarini, welcome! I've just started using the Combo myself, it's working out great for me, but then I was a Spirit user for 5 years. you will need to make adjustments with the help of your endo and/or DSN until you get all the numbers right. keep a very detailed log of everything when you talk to them. you can do this!

 
 
 

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