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Re: [IP] 485 w/ high ketones



Hi Susan--

So sorry to hear you and your sister are having such trouble.  I've had a
pump for 7 years and have extreme highs and lows all the time (altho not for
the length of time I used to pre-pump).  Reading the notes on this site has
made me feel as if I'm doing something wrong as everyone seems to be in pump
heaven!!!

Don't get me wrong.  The pump has been much better than the alternative, but
I still find it difficult to know the exact timing of carb, fat, etc
breakdown to glucose in my body.  I exercise a lot and do 4-8 bs checks a
day.  My diet is probably better than a lot of people, but certainly not
perfect.

I am fortunate enough to have some signs with lows in time to get sugar in
some form.  I'm concerned about your not having them.  You seem as if you
may be a good candidate for a pancreas transplant--have you researched it at
all?

I'm glad you have your sister to talk to.....I hope you're both feeling
better soon!

Take good care--

Shelley Nurse
----- Original Message -----
From: Susan Fisher <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Sunday, February 06, 2000 9:31 PM
Subject: [IP] 485 w/ high ketones


> Just venting about the pump fairy...
>
> Friday:  I had a HI reading (>600) but got it down without hospital
> assistance ;)
> Saturday:  29 at bedtime w/ no symptoms (another yikes!)
>
> (Yes, I double checked w/ a second meter of a diff brand both times)
>
> NOW:  My sister is 485 w/ high ketones... I am doing the phone
consultation
> thing all night (she's in Atlanta, I'm in NC)... no nausea yet - both her
> doc and I agree (I got to her first before he responded to the page) that
> since she has had a truckload of water, that we are going to keep trying
to
> do this out of ER... but as soon as nausea or worse sets in, I've scared
her
> sufficiently for her to know to go to the ER... yikes, what a weekend...
I
> think both of our highs were due to bad sets... her's having just been
> inserted before dinner, mine having been four days old (oops)...
>
> Is the pump fairy only hitting the fisher kids or what????
>
> Susan
>
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