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Re: [IP] Con of pumping

I am curious why you drank Diet Rite instead of water? Won't the 
caffeine make you higher? Also, I thought that soft drinks are more 
likely to dehydrate you instead of the needed hydration.

Just wondering, Kay

Anita C. Goode wrote:

>Hi everyone,
>Notice it's a new subject, and it says con (singular) of pumping.  I'm
>experiencing it RIGHT NOW.  GRRRR.  It's 12:04 a.m. where I am.  I've
>stayed up to make sure my blood sugar is on its way down.  It is.  Here's
>what happened.  Hubby and I met for dinner.  We left his car at his
>office, then went to a concert at our church.  Afterwards, there was ICE
>CREAM.  Well, I felt fine, but decided to check my blood sugar just to be
>sure.  Good thing.  It was 400, then 423.  I'm guessing I didn't fully
>re-connect well after my shower this afternoon.  (My shirt smells like
>insulin - yuck)  I made sure it was connected, but it rose to 500. 
>SHEESH!!!  We left his car at his office and came home.  By that time, it
>was back in the 400s, so I figured it was working again.  BUT, I changed
>my site, just in case.  So, I've spent the evening (well, the past 2 1/2
>hours) bolusing, drinking Diet Rite, exercising and testing.  And testing
>for ketones.  The first 2 tests were positive, which, in my case,
>generally means I'm not getting any insulin or a tiny amount.  If I'd
>just mis-calculated the carbs in dinner I might be high (not THAT high)
>but wouldn't have ketones.  Anyway, I'm back in the mid-200s, so it's
>coming down and it looks like the new site is OK.  I hate changing at
>night, just in case it's a bad site.  
>Of course, I have to get up bright and early this morning to go with my
>husband to get his car, before we have to get our kids to soccer
>practice.  AND, I'll probably be up half the night because of all of the
>Diet Rite!!!
>After all of that - there's no way I'd go back to shots, I STILL love my
>Good night!
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