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HBA1C + Pump (possibly)

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by porl69, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Appointment with the dietitian yesterday afternoon
    HBA1C of 61. And am VERY happy. Yeah, I know it isn't brilliant BUT 1 year ago it was 84 and 3 years ago 139!!!! So I AM very happy.
    I am also being put on the list for a pump (WOOHOO) due to hypo unawareness. Choices being Omnipod, Medtronic 640g (with Dexcom) or Accu check combo. So all in all I am one happy bunny :D :D
    At last I seem to have a diabetic team who actually cares AND listens to what I have to say
     
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  2. Jeremy_Wood

    Jeremy_Wood Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Great news @porl69 ! Kepp up the good work and let us know how you get on with the pump if and when it arrives!

    J
     
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    asyarlk Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Which pump did you decide on?
     
  4. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    If I can I think I am going to go for the Minimed 640G with the enlite sensor.....but will have to wait to see the pump consultant first (knowing my luck it will be months lol)
     
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    ruby_jane26 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Wow, what area are you in? I’m struggling with being in insulin pens and I keep having frequent hypos with reduced basal and impaired hypo awareness. A pump may be beneficial and I’m looking into changing to a pump friendly clinic.
     
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    ringi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @ruby_jane26
    Personly I question how much benifit a pump would give most people without also having a CGM, and CGM without a pump would clearly help reduce your hypos.

    I know some people with type1 find that a low carb diet reduces hypes as the increases in BG are slower, and hence less risk of over correcting.
     
  7. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I live in South Wales
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with you in some respect @ringi but with the ability to set a varied basal rate, based on trends, I do believe you would cut down hypos significantly. I have a tendency to hypo during the night BUT if i reduce my evening Tresiba then i would be running high all day.
     
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    ruby_jane26 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I have just cut down on my tresiba and I’m finding I’m running high all day too! So frustrating
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Tresiba is really good for me. I do find I am getting pretty stable readings most of the time, even thou they may be a stable hypo during the night OR if I have a snack before bed and forget to bolus then a steady high :D
     
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    kev-w Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That flat stable Libre line :)

    Just hovering above your 'in range' line, straight, flat, consistent, immobile but never quite where you want it to sit, add a 1/2 u and it roller coasters downwards to a glucose tablet before straight lining back up to where it was, or the waking one at 7am with a flat 3.3 since 1am and two glucose tablets sends it to 12 where it happily settles down...

    Those days eh!
     
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  12. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Totally agree with you on that one. Past 2 days the Libre line is playing at being a rollercoaster designer. Boy, the ups and downs over that time has been horrendous
     
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