Hey Michael, thanks for the add.
I saw your comment about the spi belt & I'm going to check right now to see if I can buy one somewhere around here (rather than ordering it) because I signed up for the D.C. Half which is SATURDAY (yikes!!) and the forecast is for the 70s, so I can't wear the jacket with all the pockets I was planning on!! Sheesh.
Did you find that the Spi belt was pretty good about staying put/not bouncing? That's my main reason for not using something like that...
Thanks again & good luck with your next race. :)
GREAT JOB on your race!!! Awesome that you came in under time and manged the BGs so well. Go for the 1/2 next, for sure. (Does your wife run, too?? do the 1/2 together---even better!!!). Have a great week. :)
Hi! thanks for asking....the half marathon was fantastic yesterday! Super fun, finished just 4min over my goal time, and did okay with my blood sugar the whole time. Excellent! How are things with you??
Hey Michael, welcome to the pumping world! I think that you will love the flexibility of wearing one. I wear an Animas and just upgraded to the newer Dexcom, and am really finding it is much more accurate than my old one. How are things going for you?
hey Michael, Anytime! regarding your past, I have a past too, and it includes not checking my bood sugar, ever, for amost 20 years. it's never too late to do something good for yourself. I am really happy to hear about your recent change of heart and wish you the best of luck. Take care!
okay first you have to know somethign about me, I am a instrumentation technician and an engineer. I don't think ANY of the CGM technology is all that good but I am comparing it to industrial controls.
The minimed CGM gave me acceptable results, btu I learned a few tricks. #1 trick is calibration. I made sure my sugar was stable for at least 2 hours before I calibrated my sensor. By making sure I was stable, the sensor gve me fairly accurate readings. The sensor is great at tracking overnight trends and it will give you a great idea regarding your overnight basal rates, which for pumpers are the hardest to program,
I waited some time before getting the cgm, I believe for me starting both at the same time would have been too much. Too many odd deays to remember (change the infusion set every 2-3 days, calibrate the sensor every 12 hours, reset the sensor counter every 3 days, charge the sensor battery every 7days) it's a lot to remember. I am afriad it could be overwhelming.
Starting a pump is a little like starting over again. first you take your total long acting insulin dose divide by 24 and that's your starting basal rate in units per hour. Then you program in your carb ratio. a litte at at time, you watch your hourly blood sugar, and progressively skip meals. once your basal is tuned your sugar stays flat even if you skip a meal. it's harder then it sounds. Ofetn you will end up on less insulin you are using now. Then you re-calculate your carb ratios, because if your basal is too high, your I:C is often too low.
I highly recommend buying Pumpin Insulin, by John Walsh and Ruth Roberts. amazon link here. It's a great resource, and it's generic to all pumps.
I like my minimed, but I strongly believe that both Minimed and Animas are very high quality. Most people will tell you that they really like the pump they chose. Good luck if you want to know anything about the minimed please ask! I aslo have the CGM sensor with my minimed, too.
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