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Please help urgent advice needed!

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Postleneo, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. Postleneo

    Postleneo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys had dinner a few hours ago followed by a snack I have insulin on board but don't know how much. Just went to change battery on my Animas Vibe and found the battery had completely corroded. Phoned Animas who said pump unsafe and am waiting a replacement tomorrow morning. My issue is getting through the night not sure whether to inject a small amount of background insulin or basically wake every few hour to inject a bolus. Am really unsure as hopefully will get the replacement pump by 10am in the morning Your advice will really be appreciated
     
  2. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Hi there @Postleneo - I have no idea as I'm not an insulin user, never mind pumper, but I'll tag @Juicyj , @himtoo and @catapillar for you, just off the top of my head.

    I hope your replacement pump arrives promptly in the morning.
     
  3. Postleneo

    Postleneo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much
     
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    andi140373 Type 1 · Active Member

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    If your pump is still working I would continue to use it. Batteries take a while to corrode so if your glucose levels have been as expected, tonight should not be noticeably different to last night (you are just aware that there maybe an issue). Consider setting an alarm for 2am to do a quick test just to make sure
     
  5. Postleneo

    Postleneo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the response but battery ll looks like it completely exploded and animal's guy advised under no circumstances to continue to use the pump. I am thinking of maybe injecting a dose of basal and when the pump arrives to put a minus 100% reduction if that's possible but not sure how much Toujeo to take was previously taking 6 units... Started pumping at 5 units basal (Fiasp) but now take 10. 36units
     
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    dancer Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Personally, if I knew I was getting a replacement pump the following morning, I would use my quick acting insulin to correct every few hours.
     
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  8. Postleneo

    Postleneo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Juicyj yes I'm still here.. Doing fine but knackered .. Took @dancer 's approach and corrected every couple of hrs... Hopefully new pump will get here on time. Thanks very much for asking
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My diabetes team have always been very keen that I have spare pen supplies of basal and bolus in case my pump fails.
    These live in the fridge most of the time unless I go away overnight (I take a syringe for manual corrections if the pump fails during a day time outing).
    I would strongly recommend requesting this for piece of mind in the future.
     
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  11. Postleneo

    Postleneo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there.. Bloods have been between 9 and 12 taking between 1.5 and 2 units every 2 hours. Replacement pump was a no show won't be here now till tomorrow... Well cheesed off... DNS now advised to take my Toujeo at 20% more than current total daily basal and to attach pump when I get it tomorrow evening..... Trials and tribulations of T1 hey..... Cheers for asking
     
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  12. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    Hi @Postleneo Glad you're ok and I think you're doing incredibly well to keep your BG levels around 9-12. It's a pain that the pump won't come till tomorrow but try as much as you can not to stress. I have to admit I would of tried a battery in the pump regardless just to see if I could keep it going as it's not easy transitioning from pump to mdi even if it's a day or so, also a shame your DSN doesn't carry a spare pump as stock either to loan you, some trusts do have them for demos and if someone hands them back in.
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done for keeping your bloods at a reasonable level. Fingers crossed for today for you
     
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