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Im on Pod Now. few things plus xdrip Q

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Alexsalter47, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Alexsalter47

    Alexsalter47 · Well-Known Member

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    If anyone could help that would be great.

    The main thing is, how on earth do I change/alter the Insulin half life in xDrip+? Half life, time of action/threshold , whatever you call it, the green line curve thing. I need to extend it to longer. But for the life of me I cant find how.

    Im on Omni Pod now since friday. Im noticing spikes after eating even 1/3 of my normal meals . Man its annoying. I know its to do with the carb ratio and mainly the fact im not on 33units of tresiba , that naturally always dropped me after running dry on carbs for a few hours(so would be helping 24/7 anyway). Its weird. 2 biscuits with coffee in the morning sends me past 11. and on normal work days id have 5 and not go past 8. Theres a few other variables of course. And Im pretty sure its the carb ratio. I need 1/10 on no work days, and then the agreed 1/12 on work days for now. It might even be 1/8 tbh.

    The pumps awesome. changed pod this morning, surprised , quite a bit of blood haha.
     
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    Alexsalter47 · Well-Known Member

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    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    as for general running on a pump it took me 8 weeks full of loads of basal testing to get all my setting right for me.
    try to be kind to yourself as you progress …..-- I can treat most of my hypos with much less carb because I seem much more sensitive
     
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    Thanks for all the help and reply. I appreciate it. I seem so much more sensitive to carbs now. I presumed and feared this would happen. I had a perfect setup, I mdied a lot, but could eat anything and everything practically. Now seems like the story could be different. But maybe I just to find the right ratios.

    Watching me baseline throughout the night interests me , I see weird hill waves. I currently run a 24/7 background at 0.4 and that's it so far.ive just changed it to 0.45 . To get through work tomorrow I ll just have to remember about temp basal or editing the profile. I'd naturally turn to carbs though. So I ll have to see how it goes haha

    Many thanks
     
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    I realise we are all different but to give you an idea of what I run on here is a pic of my current basal profile basal profile.jpg
     
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    jesus thats detailed and fine tuned! No doubt mine will one day be the same. But it just takes time to build these profiles. Today I made a nice break through. Ive tested 0.4 - 0.5 - 0.7 and 1.0 per hour on my rest profile now. And finally im getting a nice straight line on XDrip with 1.0 per hour. but this is resting. so theres a long way to go, but its a start!

    may I ask why you have it peaking at 2.0 around 4am? is that prepping you for peak insulin for breakfast? I want to do such as well, but getting used to injecting so early prior to eating is hard atm. i feel like id start dropping before the 2 hours, i ll just have to get used to it

    thanks for the photo and help :)
     
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    Man three spikes. Breakfast lunch dinner.

    It's like I need a massive amount more for my carb ratio now. It's like if my ratio isn't bang on I spike or something. I never used to spike like this after meals on MDIs
     

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    I injected ten before that dinner time Chinese takeaway. Didn't even eat a massive amount. It's 9.6 now. I've had in total 30units

    Carbs suck now
     
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    what a night. I mean that meal released slowly all night. it would take a lot to have controlled that. Guess I need to drop my carbs and focus on protein. cant be dealing with spikes all my life now lol
     

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    I suffered from dawn phenomenon and that 4am peak is 2 hours ahead of when my bloods start to rise
    perhaps get a copy of Pumping Insulin -- a lot of very useful information on all aspects of pumping

    also -- as I suggested in an earlier reply -- the first 2 months are all about learning , adjusting , seeing what works and what doesn't
    hopefully you are in regular communication with your DSN -- mine was ringing me every 3 days for the first 4 weeks and we made all adjustments together after 45 minute to 1 hour phone calls
     
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    in my early weeks on my pump I stuck to simple meals that did not make for tricky bolusing
    think steamed vegetables , boiled potato , grilled chicken breast or salmon
    ok -- maybe a bit boring but these are the sort of meals that were what I ate a lot of the time before pumping
    so staying with my known routine did help
    I think it was about week 5 I had my first go at pizza
     
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    I know what you mean. I normally eat good. I've gone low carb again. So lunch was salad and salmon. Which way way way better control I ll post today's blood to show
     
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    I actually bought that book the first.time you suggested it. I totally forgot about it as I've been so busy with work and pump and getting ill. I will get it out.

    My consultants great but I don't have that great of a service as you did with yours. But I'm okay with that. I'm pretty independent. Here's my bloods while sensible with my meals this time. Even spread a large redbull over the morning and it's barely noticeable
     

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