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Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Jessd, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. Jessd

    Jessd Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    Have mentioned about this, new job I've got office job. This am had usual breakfast, hour layer numbers were 6 (ideal) had my.lunch at 12.30 celery/cottage cheese & 3 oatcakes, gave correct dose, just done a bm -21 this is really frustrating for me!!! Should I just take very low carb food in for.lumch/snack???
    Have just tried my nurse but can't get hold of her
    Would really appreciate some suggestions/advice
    This job is 3 days a week, the days I'm not working here I am lambing so very busy
     
  2. Jillyp83

    Jillyp83 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I would try a low carb lunch tomorrow without oatcakes and see what happens, so frustrating isn't it. Oatcakes send my sugars wild :(
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It sounds as if you need a different basal rates for office job. Try skipping lunch and see what happens.
     
  4. Jessd

    Jessd Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Normally I am ok with them
    Just thinking is not because normally active then when I've got office job like a couch potato for 7 hours? Tricky to do basal rate testing at the moment to but could do it on the days I'm here I suppose? Really cheesed off as was hoping not to give too much insulin today & got tea sorted which is bacon & eggs so won't be giving anything for that
     
  5. Jessd

    Jessd Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    CarbsRok- thanks Yea that's a good idea. Am normally peckish by then but will have to skip lunch & see .....
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You will have to bolus for bacon and eggs as the protein will raise your blood sugars. If basal testing the only thing which is safe to eat is sugar free jelly. (make sure you use the carb free one)
     
  7. Jessd

    Jessd Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Will try tomorrow.
    Just done a bm & 18.6 aaaaargh so p***ed off with this
     
  8. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well use a temp basal rate then :)
     
  9. Jessd

    Jessd Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Already got it on- thanks
    What are your thoughts on coffee with cream in, nor.ally I only drink water but have been having coffee with cream in, an worried that the cream is.going to put weight on (Elmlea simgle) think I know that really to be healthy just stick to water. But when I'm feeling like this would be really nice to have 1
     
  10. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    That's a high bg reading for such a low-carb meal, did you remember to bolus at lunch Jessd?

    Other than that you should do some basal checks as CarbsRok has suggested.
     
  11. Chas C

    Chas C Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    FWIW I agree with above, you may need two basal day sets, one for the farm and a separate one for the quieter office job, I would find I would need at least 50% less when I'm very active (and not getting fat in the office :)). So I have a basal 1 for normal days and basal 2 for these active days.
     
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    Jessd Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I did bolus for lunch, that's why I'm confused as went so high. Now home & pleased to say BM is 5.7, haven't changed my set either. When I'm lambing I have TBR on 30% which is working well
    What does FWIW mean?
     
  13. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    For what it's worth :)
     
  14. Jessd

    Jessd Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think you will find it's because you are not as active in the office.
    Think about it ........ 30% less basal for on the farm normal ie not sitting on bum in office and sitting on bum not active equals more insulin required :)
    It's very logical to the person looking from a distance but not to the person who is right on top of their problem.
     
  16. Jessd

    Jessd Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I have thought about how 2 jobs are totally different ie 1 very active & the other not & how body deals with it. But obviously on normal rate when in office job, that's why I'm a bit confused as to why going so high?! Very frustrating
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    But is sitting on bum all day normal? I bet when not on the farm or in the office you are out and about, shopping or doing other things wont mention housework as that a swear word :)
     
  18. Jessd

    Jessd Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well yea good point
    It is a bit of a shock, my fiancee says I go 100mph everywhere lol
     
  19. Jessd

    Jessd Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Had a day off today, pretty busy for couple hours this am - housework,sweeping up yard outside, had had breakfast (burgen bread-1 slice & peanut butter) did am bm an hour after all this & was 6.2. Went shopping & called into Costa to get a medium soya mocha, gave 2 units for this. Walked round town a bit after, did a bm 1 hour later - 25.7 what the heck? Went to give a bolus & pressed changed cartridge instead of bolus! So knackered til I got home an hour later, as soon as I came home injected 5 units, took dogs out, put new cannula in, have had omelette for lunch
    Just struggling to get diabetes right lately, feeling rubbish & tetchy.
    Sorry, this seems to be the only place I get a response. Tried DSN again today & no answer, haven't bothered leaving a message, as did a couple days ago & haven't heard anything
     
  20. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    @Jessd, have you contacted your pump DSN/Consultant and asked for their help, often their input can be invaluable in these circumstances.
     
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