My medtronic pump "act" button will not respond and we can't clear an error code. They are going to send a replacement that I won't receive until Tuesday morning. Any suggestions on what to do in the meantime-other than my Dr.'s suggestion of testing every 2 hours and 4 units of novolog every 4 hours. Approximately 12 hours without a pump and it has been difficult-very high and very low.
Wow, I just spent ten minutes typing a big old response, and stupid window wouldn't let me send it because it was too long! UUUUGH! Short and concise - yes, full time work plus Ob call 5-6x/month for 24 hours at a time! Yes to exercise, I am an addict! 7-8 hours a week. I pack lunch and go to gym at lunch. I walk in parking garage at hospital while on call. And no symptoms from protein except foamy pee and STRESS! Somedays at work are good, some really bad.
Yes, I read the article. I think I'm going to be happy in the 6 range. I've only seen the one article that showed decreased risk of retinopathy under 5.5. I'm going to have to take my chances there. I don't think it's worth the risk of lows to try to get lower. I had eye changes and proteinuria at 5.6 anyhow. Dipping 2+ today - just sent it to lab to confirm. Yuck!!!! I wonder why some people have problems even though control is really good and others have none with a1cs above 10? Well, I sure am glad you are doing better!!!!! Long live the high fiber english muffin and the incredible egg!
I saw endo today - he said my A1c of 6 was "marginally acceptable". I'm going to take that as a positive. He also mentioned that my control would be unacceptable if I were planning a pregnancy! Ha! No way in HELL that is in my plans, at my age, with 2 teenagers! Anyhow, though you would get a smile out of that (he said "marginally acceptable" 5 times)! Thanks for the encouraging words last week.
I agree wholeheartedly! I picked it because I live in Florida, and waterproof is essential. And it allows for tiny increments of bolus and basal changes, which is good for me. I am very insulin sensitive. Good luck with yours! Welcome!
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