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Should bolus rates be consistent irrespective of activity?

Started this discussion. Last reply by jake42 Mar 9. 4 Replies

Struggling with control of numbers with my very dedicated 14yo daughter. We're working constantly to steer a more even course but lately have been yo-yoing a lot with too many hypos (she's…Continue

Set insertion causing pain and possible failure

Started this discussion. Last reply by jake42 Mar 9. 5 Replies

I'd welcome your opinion on my 14yo daughter (4y dx'd) and problems we're having with control. One particular issue is the insertion of the Mio infusion sets and the pain often experienced at…Continue

Sudden, dramatic, night-time hypos unexplained

Started this discussion. Last reply by earthling Feb 20, 2012. 25 Replies

Hi all, I hope someone can shed some light on a problem we're having. Out 11yo daughter (dx T1 17mth) has a Veo pump (Revel in US?) and Enlite CGMS for which we are very grateful. However, the CGM…Continue

Tags: nocturnal, night, hypo, cgm

Unexplained, sudden, dramatic hypos

Started this discussion. Last reply by Theresa Feb 6, 2012. 7 Replies

 Our little S…Continue

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jake42 replied to jake42's discussion 'Should bolus rates be consistent irrespective of activity?'
"iJohn, thanks for you lengthy reply and much appreciate the input. Yes, I was a bit sloppy with my terminology. And yes, I think it's time to do more comprehensive basal rate tests to ensure we have that firm foundation. Otherwise, it's…"
Mar 9
irrational John replied to jake42's discussion 'Should bolus rates be consistent irrespective of activity?'
"First, a quibble on terminology just to ensure I am understanding your question correctly. I think you are talking about the settings in the pump's "bolus wizard" feature for Insulin to Carb (I:C) ratio, the Insulin Sensitivity ratio,…"
Mar 9
jake42 replied to jake42's discussion 'Set insertion causing pain and possible failure'
"Crystal, thanks for your help, makes good sense. Agree with the exhale on insertion approach - have advocated it but negotiations with teenagers can be fraught. We'll have another go as well as see if there are 30degree options on her…"
Mar 9
Crystal replied to jake42's discussion 'Set insertion causing pain and possible failure'
"I'm sorry to hear you are both struggling. I have had issues with insertions over the years too but I am also not familiar with the Mio. As others have mentioned, I much prefer a slower insertion (I detested the auto-injector!!!) and also a 30…"
Mar 9
Susan Van Abs replied to jake42's discussion 'Should bolus rates be consistent irrespective of activity?'
"I tend to run the same bolus to carb ratios and make the changes to the basal rate. Maybe her basals need to be retested? Maybe you need to retest all her I:C ratios? Have you thought about getting her a Dexcom G4 - or using CGM if she has a…"
Mar 9
angivan replied to jake42's discussion 'Set insertion causing pain and possible failure'
"I'm not familiar with the Mio sets - are they inserted at a 90-degree angle or 30-degree? I had problems with the 90-degree ones, but my problems disappeared once I changed to 30-degree. You should not be getting blood that often. The set…"
Mar 8
Ingřid Glass replied to jake42's discussion 'Set insertion causing pain and possible failure'
"Hi, a quick reply just about the pain bit - I used to use Inset IIs with my Vibe (I believe pretty much the same as Mios) and amongst the various things I didn't like about them was the speed of insertion, I found the action to be quite vicious…"
Mar 8
irrational John replied to jake42's discussion 'Set insertion causing pain and possible failure'
"What's your daughter's opinion about what may be wrong and/or possible ways to fix it? -iJohn"
Mar 8
jack replied to jake42's discussion 'Should bolus rates be consistent irrespective of activity?'
"I would start again with basal testing, it can change over time..without the basal properly done, you may be chasing your tail"
Mar 8
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jake42 replied to ifferjenn22's discussion 'Preparing for the Pump for our first grader' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"ifferjenn, congrats on getting to pump. In our case, I don't think we could have gotten this far without one. We use Medtronic Veo with CGM initially (though not now). It's a life-saver. However, I think you could say that it took us the…"
Aug 18, 2013
jake42 replied to Philmore's discussion 'Meter Question' in the group Geeks With Diabetes
"I'd welcome the meter communicating with stored data in the cloud (even if only in CSV format). Similarly, my meter's software (which is also that of the pump) would be much improved if it exposed it's data as a JSON feed, or ODATA or…"
May 13, 2013
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Dec 21, 2012
jake42 replied to Blondie's discussion 'Jumping Through The Hoops To Get A Pump' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Hi, just our experience but I don't think atypical. In our country pumps are state-offered and expensive (at least in the sense that there is limited resources allocated to the delivery of pumps). As such, we found that there was immense…"
Dec 21, 2012
jake42 replied to Jen in CO's discussion 'how long do your child's pump sites last?' in the group parents of kids with Type 1
"Jen, my daughter (12yo) has been using Medtronic Paradigm Veo with Mio infusion sets for over a year now. We generally get a good 2 days from each set with more often than not significant deterioration in infusion at 2.5 days. If we forget…"
Nov 3, 2012

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At 7:31am on April 7, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Jake...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)

At 6:00am on April 7, 2012, SEAGATOR said…

Happy,Happy Birthday,jake42. I wish for you a most wonderful day. ENJOY!!!

At 3:44am on April 7, 2012, brokenpole said…

Happy Birthday, Jake!! Hope you have a wonderful day and get to have some fun. Enjoy your special day.

At 7:57pm on July 30, 2011, Doris D said…
WELCOME TO OUR REALLY BIG (WORLD WIDE) LOVING, CARING AND UNDERSTANDING FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you need anything just ask.

Here's a link to help our newbies get to know us better:
At 7:09am on July 30, 2011, Donna H said…
Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.
At 5:59am on July 30, 2011, SEAGATOR said…
Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free tio ask us. WELCOME!!!
My grandmother came from Mallow do you know where that is?
At 12:02am on July 30, 2011, Robyn said…
Hello and Welcome!
At 1:29pm on July 29, 2011, Linda G said…
Welcome home Jake. It hasn't been a year yet since the's it all going??
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, 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.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for parents of children with D., such as....
"Parents of Kids with type 1" and "Kids with Diabetes"
Take care....and keep in touch!
At 12:25pm on July 29, 2011, 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.



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