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Pump Help high sugars

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Tracyann35, Apr 14, 2017.

  1. Tracyann35

    Tracyann35 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi need i'm a couple of hours away from home and my insulin doesn't appear to be working and stupidly didn't bring my pen as back up. Sugars 29.6 have changed the cartridge and tubing twice but not working. The tubing seems thicker than usual, can i buy new ones or should I go to A&e if I can't sort it??? Thanks in advance
     
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  2. Vwhite1980

    Vwhite1980 Type 1 · Member

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    Do you have a new cannula with you?? This is normally my first port of call if correction doses are having no effect. Check your cannula is still inserteed. Ive had a few very high highs following the cannula slipping out from under my skin without me realising. It may also be that that the site you are using needs to be changed...how long has your current cannula been in?
     
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    Fergie1985 Type 1 · Member

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    If you have changed the cannula twice and your sugars aren't coming down then I would recommend you go to a&e if you don't have a pen with you. Ketones can develop quickly and so you need to get insulin in to you. Are you on your way home or staying away?! X
     
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    Medusa41 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi I agree with Vwhite1980 - I had a v high reading last week & my cannula had come out. Can u change it? Do u have a spare? When u get home perhaps use a pen too. Hope all works out ok
     
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    Tracyann35 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No away to Sunday I changed cannula this Afternoon and changed it again about and hour ago taken correctional, on accuchek insight pump and tried to move site also noticed tubing looks slightly thicker than usual thanks
     
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    Tracyann35 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Only changed this afternoon, changed again bout almost an hour ago and home on Sunday, should have bought my pen as back up so stupid! thanks
     
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    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Where are you now? Maybe someone could help with insulin? There are a few fb groups, worth posting there
     
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  8. Vwhite1980

    Vwhite1980 Type 1 · Member

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    If your sugars don't start coming down now you have changed the sight I would call 111 and ask for an emergency doctors appointment at closest hospital (You will have to wait for ever in a & e) explain the situation and ask for a disposable insulin pen so you can level out your sugar levels.
     
  9. Tracyann35

    Tracyann35 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm in Littlehampton West Sussex it's come down from 29.6 to 24.8 in an hour have tried taking another 4 units thank you
     
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    Fergie1985 Type 1 · Member

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    If you are staring to come down since changing your cannula then it could have been a prob with the other one. Check again in an hour and if you still very high tomorrow call the NHS helpline! Hope you feel better soon. X
     
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    ewelina Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hope it will come down to normal. If not go to hospital. Good luck :)
     
  12. Vwhite1980

    Vwhite1980 Type 1 · Member

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    cool, sounds like its starting to work. Horrible feeling when your sugars are that high. Don't worry it happens to the best of us, sounds to me like the cannula wasnt inserted properly when you changed it this afternoon or was in a site with high resistance. Always good to double check about an hour after changing your cannula that it is all working properly....I think your pump has the option to set a reminder for that?
     
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    Medusa41 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hope all okay now & you feel alright. It's horrid when that happens.
     
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  14. Fergie1985

    Fergie1985 Type 1 · Member

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    Tracyann35 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah they finally work and came down to 3.1 in morning thanks for your help, maybe I should dig out the pens for just in case
     
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  16. Fergie1985

    Fergie1985 Type 1 · Member

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    That's brilliant that it sorted out! Haha yes might be worth carrying them in future! Xx
     
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    Tracyann35 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah definitely
     
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    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    WOW -- just saw this thread !!
    well done for all the great advice and super glad you got back to "normal " Traceyann35:)

    it is scary sometimes living on 1 insulin ( compared to MDI ) --- the thought that there is no long term ( 24 hour ) back up.
     
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    wsrivers Type 1 · Newbie

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    I seem to be experiencing the same thing. I'm also open to any suggestion.
     
  20. Tracyann35

    Tracyann35 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes thanks for everyone's advice it's great to have this forum as a back up!
     
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