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Pumpers-British Summer Time

Discussion in 'Insulin Pump Forum' started by Poppy2, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. Poppy2

    Poppy2 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hello Everyone! Have been thinking about the commencement of British Summer Time! Please remember to change your 24 hr clock on your Insulin Pumps and Blood Glucose Monitors (presuming they don't change automatically!!)
     
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  2. masonbason63

    masonbason63 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Surely pumps would self adjust like smartphones ?
     
  3. Poppy2

    Poppy2 Type 1 · Active Member

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    I really don't know! I have only been pumping for 9 weeks. My old blood glucose monitor needed manual changing! So thought it was something to look out for, maybe some long term pumpers can enlighten us?
     
  4. masonbason63

    masonbason63 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry been pumping 15 yrs and am on a very old style pump that has to be manually changed I was wondering more along the newer pumps, going onto insight early next month
     
  5. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Expert
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    Smartphones take a network signal to tell them to adjust. Unless it is in a pump calendar somewhere, I'm not sure they would.
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No they don't change automatically, you need to adjust as late as possible before bed time. Which is normal time for lowest basal section :)
     
  7. Poppy2

    Poppy2 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Thank you! Both pump and glucose monitor manually changed
     
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    DeejayR Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    :( Mrs DeeJay put our bedside clock forward last night so she would get up in time to go kayaking, and it's a "smart" clock which adjusts itself at midnight, so there I was putting the kettle on at 6.30am on a Sunday morning :mad:
    If I had a pump I know where I'd stick it
    Oops, only joking, dear
     
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  9. masonbason63

    masonbason63 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Just thought whilst on the subject of times etc, I also take 2x500 metformin 1 at 12 midday and 1 at 10pm "yes I know it's strange times but it's always been this as no-one told me when to take it" it's never really fazed me before I've always taken them same time whether clocks go back or forward just wondered if anyone does the same or should I be altering things?
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Not the Omnipod, had to adjust the time manually.
     
  11. dtennant9

    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had to change mine manually as well, don't think I did it until a bit later in the morning.

    I did think though, my body needs more basal in the morning would that not just stay the same or does your body just adjust to the times your getting up?

    I am on a basal of 1.0 p/hr from 05:30am - 9am, thats now like 06:30-10 since the clocks have changed but I assume you don't have to worry about that?
     
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