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First couple days pumping

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Type1Bri, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Only on day 3 and I love being on the pump. My control is so much better already. Was definatly worth putting the effort in on MDI to establish my ratios and correction factors in advance. Couple of screen shots from my first 2 days attached [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Nice one @Type1Bri , hope your good progress continues :)
     
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    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I am really hoping so, love it so far
     
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    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    lovely to see , and hear how you are doing !!
     
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  5. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Pumps are life-changing in a good way, really pleased your doing so well :)
     
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    sin85 Type 1 · Member

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  7. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for reading my blog, hope you are enjoying it
    My mornings before were always between 10 and 15, no matter what. From the very first night these have been massively improved by the pump.
    Make sure when you go for ur pump start you have loads of data from past 3 weeks, this will really help with ur initial pump settings. I knew all my carb ratios at different times of day, correction factors and basal levels when on MDI.
    I am on the Medtronic 640g, nothing to compare it too, but it is awesome.
    Overnight last night below
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    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    @Type1Bri
    that is an awesome overnight line
    well done you on putting the work in to get your rates organised prior to going on your pump.

    I grin from ear to ear getting libre graphs like that :D
     
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  9. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah small wins but it makes the effort we put in all worth while
     
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    Leanne28 Type 1 · Member

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    Since being on the pump my control has been so much better too, within 5 months my hba1c improved massively from 81 to 53
     
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    Snapsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I LOVE MY PUMP, TOO!

    :happy::happy::happy::happy::happy::happy::happy::happy:
     
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    sin85 Type 1 · Member

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    Thanks for writing back and thanks for the info. I got my pump last wednesday, its an accu check one that connects with the meter via blue(very fancy!) I had no choice in the pump the hospital just give whatever is approved on the HSE(the Irish equivalent to the NHS) There is only saline in mine at the moment, I get the insulin on Wednesday so hopefully I will be as good as you once I get started. Ur basically my target now, I have to get to your levels then I shall be happy! Can I ask how you are finding the sites? Mine is quite itchy. Just wondering if its just me or if anyone else fins this
     
  13. Type1Bri

    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Glad you on ur pump now, how you finding it??
    You will be all good once ur on the insulin, set yourself small goals and work towards them.
    My sites, touch wood, have been great so far, not too itchy even on day 3
     
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    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    paulpapa Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @Type1Bri Congrats on the pump and the new blog. I was just saying the other day how I should document it when I get mine early next year.

    This may be a very basic question, but how are you able to work out your correction factor? I just seem to inject a few extra units and hope for the best!
     
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    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @paulpapa
    To work out my correction factor in waited till my bloods were stable at around 8mmol then I took 1U insulin, checked bloods 1/2 hourly and see how much the 1u lowered my levels. For this to work u need 2 things
    1. Basal rate set correctly
    2. Stable Blood sugars at start of test at 8mmol or above ( needs to be at least 8 so you don't hypo once insulin starts working)
    If you do start to go too low abandon test and take some carbs
     
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    paulpapa Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the speedy reply. I might try that tomorrow. Here's hoping I wake up in a decent enough place.
     
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    Type1Bri Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Remember to test regularly whilst doing this, if unsure check with DSN before doing test
     
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