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Type 1'stars R Us

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Robinredbreast, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Expert

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    What do you mean?
    - The pump being too heavy? No problem. Children use insulin pumps and cope with the weight.
    - Pumps not suitable for someone who is heavier? Not an issue for me but the only problem I can see there is about insulin dose. Typically, a pump holds 200 units of insulin which is used for basal and bolus and should last 3 days. Heavier people, often, need more insulin but 200 units over 3 days is enough for most people. I think there are some pumps with 300 unit cartridges.
    - Pumps making you put on weight? The only thing I have read/heard about this is that it is easier to snack because it is easier to dose when you only have to press a few buttons compared to getting your pen out, putting a needle on it, calculating the dose, dialling up the dose and injecting.
     
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  2. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    No, sorry I meant weight gain? :)
     
  3. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've heard about dosing for snacks from a touch of a button. There wasn't much on social media about any weight gain with a pump, just how fantastic it is. :hilarious:
     
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  4. smc4761

    smc4761 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Greetings fellow prickers and pumpers, hope you are all well

    Not been on for a while, did you miss me:):):)

    Been away to Outer Hebrides for 5 days and pretty much won a watch with the weather. Saturday in particular was stunning, glorious sunshine, clear blue skies and scenery that is beyond outstanding

    Did a fair bit of walking in very remote areas, so tend to run my BG that bit higher. Bloods overall were a PITA, lots of highs and lows, but where i was i would not take any risks going low. Chances are no one would see me all day.

    i found even when dropping Basal by around 40% my BG were still nose diving even though walk was very gentle.

    Got my first appointment with new doctor in 2 weeks, my first since i got my pump, so better behave for next few weeks:angelic::angelic:
     
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  5. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I also wanted to say my boyfriend has been offered a job, he'll be working in about a week. :) I'm so excited for him.
     
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  6. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello again friends, I partially dislike selling things now. I sold a very good condition, slightly faded in colour Fjallraven laptop back. Which retails for £95 and it is authentic and not the horrible looking fakes. I sold it for £68 including second class tracked and signed for delivery. She received it today and said she didn't realised how faded it was and wants £15 refund and keep the item. Like how is that fair on me? :( Paypal have kept that payment on hold for few days now, so I can't refund her and get her to delivery back to me. But anyway, diabetes has been okay this afternoon and I'm quite hungry and frustrated.
     
  7. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    @MeiChanski great news on the bf having a job.

    Regarding the bag did buyer see a pic of it? If so say she saw it. If not weigh up is the hassle worth 15 quid.
     
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  8. Delticmatt100

    Delticmatt100 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm a pneumonia slayer, I'm a carb killer, keytones killer,
    why Aint I in jail. Lol Screenshot_20190911_215048.jpeg
     
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  9. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, I’m very excited to see him being accepted into a role that he enjoys :)
    I uploaded images and stated the colour was faded in areas where the bag creased. She was worried about the authenticity and I offered to show more images of the item but she said no.
     
  10. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m rather sad that the buyer isn’t happy about the item but at the same time she wants to keep it. While my boyfriend has a job waiting for him, I’m currently still hanging around in mid air. I’m selling stuff not because I want to sell it, I’m selling it just so my bf and I have a bit of money for food or petrol. Also some money for books that I had my eyes on and some insulin pump accessories and extra plasters, wipes etc. I hate to be the one that receives my pump and not have anything for it. I’m very careful with my phone etc.
     
  11. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Could I ask how bad is the scarring with an insulin pump? I’ve been scarred a few times by my libre sensor, like a few beautiful dark marks and it can easily be mistaken for a mole. I know certain infusion sets do more damage than others?
     
  12. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Good morning everyone much better numbers this morning and overnight have a great day everyone
     
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  13. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Expert

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    What do you mean by scarring? Do you mean a permanent scar that is still there months later or a mark which goes after a week or so?
    I can see where my cannulas have been over the last week but nothing more. The marks go pretty quickly. I find the same for my Libre: by the time one has run out, the mark for the last one has gone.

    So, in my mind, I have no scarring from pumping ... or Libre-ing.
     
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    I understand the marks @MeiChanski my Libre marks last weeks. Some of them months. It makes placing the new ones difficult. I am putting 4 layers of Cavilon under each one after being unable to wear them straight onto the skin. But you can still see where they where.
     
  15. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Like scarring from where the cannula has pierced our skin. I guess certain people are prone to leaving scars more than others. I scar pretty easily if I injured myself so no doubt about libre and future pump scars.
     
  16. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning dear friends,
    This morning isn’t going too great, I was greeted by an old friend, hypo. 3.7 on my blood meter and 3.8 on my libre. I was also fighting last night too and I have also reduced Tresiba so I’m waiting for that to take effect. Unfortunately I won’t be going to my interview and I’m annoyed that their email didn’t leave a number or email to contact them directly. I don’t want to be seen as rude :( I’ll figure out the whole job thing later but I must apply for college later today or tomorrow. Apprenticeship hasn’t replied back to me so I will go for college first.
     
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  17. helensaramay

    helensaramay Type 1 · Expert

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    I think you will only know if you will scar from a pump once you use it. Like a Libre, the cannula is small but it is in your body for much shorter time (3 days compared to 14).

    A few years ago I realised there was another reason I am weird. We were discussing scars. Whilst I don't want to have a serious injury, I would like to have a scar with a good story.
    I have a scar on my eyebrow from when my brother were having a race. I was 4. He was 8. I was catching him up. He wasn't happy. So he stuck his leg out and I tripped over and went flying onto the concrete road. I have been scarred ever since and never forgiven him. Although the only scars I am likely to have inflected on him may be mental scars.
    And the story is not so great - I was not doing anything heroic, I was not achieving any great sporting goal, I was not trapped anywhere and got the scar whilst escaping, ...

    Anyway, morning all.
    Not much to report today ... hence the scar ramblings.
    Hope you have a nice day.
     
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  18. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    @MeiChanski the thing with recruitment (as someone on the management side) is it takes time all round.
    First we advertise the role and have to give time for people to see it.
    Then we have to decide who is worth interviewing.
    Then find dates to interview. Do the interview (and maybe second interviews).
    Then offer and wait and see if they accept - depending on seniority there may be negotiations.
    It takes Forever.

    Hope you get out of the hypo and to interview in time or that you hear something positive soon!
     
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  19. Diakat

    Diakat Type 1 · Moderator
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    @helensaramay you can invent the story. My uncle (born after WWII) convinced his kids that his falling over as a child scar was a bullet wound from war service.
     
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  20. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    MORNING y'all

    @MeiChanski with regards to the bag on Ebay as long as you described the fading and provided photos of the fading then PayPal will be ok with you. They hold bag the money as soon as their is a dispute, then check both sides of the dispute and rule on there findings......scarring from the canula? not noticed any so far, the canula and insertion needle are so small....similar to the needles on the pens you use.
     
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