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Recovering from Illness

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by dtennant9, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. dtennant9

    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Looking for some help.

    I had a sickness bug at the weekend. During the illness and even now that I am feeling better, I'm struggling to keep my blood glucose up and having to implement a -30% temp basal on my pump

    I'm pretty much eating as normal now but still seeing quite a lot of lows. This was also happening in the day or so before the illness kicked in.

    Annoyingly my Libre Sensor is reporting around about 4.0 mmol less than what a finger prick is reporting, so I think the sensor is not working as expected.

    Is this normal?

    I spoke to the hospital clinic, they advised the reduced basal until things go back to the way they were.

    Any help is much appreciated.
     
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  2. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds about right what your clinic has told you to do with your basal, I would do the same in that situation. With the Libre showing lower than expected could be due to dehydration? Are you keeping yourself hydrated? If it persists, give Abbotts a call and tell them about the major differences and they will replace the sensor for you
     
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  3. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    Sorry to hear you've been unwell @dtennant9

    As Porl has suggested contact Abbott as it sounds like a rogue sensor and get that replaced, hopefully your levels will come right again soon, good advice to drop the basal too. In regards to normal, there isn't such a thing, illness affects us all differently I tend to find I run high, we all respond differently, just take care with hypos as I tend to bounce in and out of them when my levels run low, I find once i've had one then I get another as my liver uses up the glucose and has to replenish so try and run a bit higher if you do have one so you don't get a yo yo effect.
     
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  4. dtennant9

    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your reply.
    I've just called Abbott there and they are replacing, incidentally this was already a replacement.
    Sickness type illness always seems to make me low, I was more concerned on this occasion that I was seeing a lasting effect days later
     
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    dtennant9 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Had a thought this evening, I’m not usually drink huge amounts of water. The last few days I have been drinking a lot more water than I am used to, could that be make my levels lower than usual?:pompous:
     
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