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11 year old just got Omni pod patch pump help

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Milliesmum, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Milliesmum

    Milliesmum · Newbie

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    Can anyone using this pump or any other pump help me please?

    My 11 year old daughter just got an omnipod insulin pump (6 days ago) and having had excellent control over her Blood glucose numbers, she is now having really high readings - 27.4 the highest but averaging at 15. Her keytones are 0.1 but she is unusally tired.
    Is this normal when switching to a pump?
    I am struggling as when we used injections we knew exactly what insulin was being injected and when and now the control as gone.
    I know it is early days and the freedom this pump has given just in such a short time has been brilliant - but I seem to be constantly worried that the insulin is been delivered.
     
  2. pincushion

    pincushion Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi Just noticed that no one has replied to you - which is odd, but anyway I hope that I can be of some help. I have recently been put on an Accuchek pump (Roche) which I know is not your daughters, also I am 55 years old in a few days! My body has had type 1 diabetes for 20 years and I used to be on injections until six weeks ago. The pump has changed my life, for the better. I would suggest that you have a chat with the DSN (Diabetic Specialist Nurse) regarding your concerns. I have always found my DSN to be 'top notch' as my father would have said. I know that the dear old NHS is patchy but it's worth a shot. I work in the electronics industry and have had experience of medical electronics (quite apart from my pump) and can assure you that it is highly unlikely that it is NOT working 100% properly. These things are tested beyond aircraft and military specifications ... which is why they cost £1000's of pounds each! The electronics in them is no more complicated than a mobile phone or tablet computer but has nothing to do with Microsoft or Windows so it wont be a pile of ****, it won't crash! Think of it like an apple Mac, or iPhone - they just work and keep on working!
    Sorry I can't be of direct help but my best wishes to you both and don't worry, it will all be fine.
     
  3. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    I would change everything if I got readings that high, but I have a combo pump not your type, so can't offer any other advice really.
     
  4. Shell1

    Shell1 Parent · Well-Known Member

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    We're in talks at the moment of going on the omnipod my daughter is 9 my dn said that high readings is normal up to the first few weeks. it is delivering tiny tiny anounts of insulin every 3 mins where before the basal stayed in ur injected site and your blood stream took bit by bit over the 24hours .its a big change,so it takes a while to get ratios right.she also said I would prob need a week off work and Chloe a week off school as it can be very damanding getting sorted and lots of blood test threw the night so were just weighing up the pros and cons .


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  5. bluntneedle

    bluntneedle Type 1 · Member

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    Hi,
    Mill
    I have recently adopted a patch pump. My Hbh1 for the three Months before was 8.9 after exactly three Months of patch it is 6.5. I can not remember the last time I had such a good Hbh1, been Dia for 20 yrs. I can say that I am glad I did it and that it is probably one of the best things you could have done for your daughter. Ok and no it is not normal to be so high when you switch to a pump. The software is really easy to get along with. Understanding the basics of pumping is important. Are you setting up the profiles yourself ? Knowing what Insulin and when is also needed for a pump. I am still fine tuning after three Months. Do not give up check the Profile, check the Carb Calibration settings and be Brave.The Pump/patch has a good security system I have tested it. It beeps when it is empty, it beeps when it is jammed, it beeps when I nock it on the door frame, it beeps when it's had enough, it beeps when I have it on % reduction, it beeps when I stop the infusion to adjust the profile. Do not despair check the settings all of them.
    A pity that I can not go through it with you step for step. Do not give up. Let us know how it turns outhttp://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes-f ... 4&t=45276#
     
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