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Re: [IP] worst day ever...



Anja, I'm sorry about your bent canulas and high BG's, ick!  Just fyi, I had
problems with canulas bending back when I used the longer canulas.  I'm thin
and switched to micros like 3 years ago (shortly after they first came out),
and haven't had a bent canula since! :) oops, knock on wood.  Also, which
pump do you use?  Your pump should've beeped with an occlusion error.  When
I experienced them a few years ago, usually I would notice the high BG
before the error, but it would eventually error.. usually when I was trying
to bolus in response to the high BG.  If your pump says it's pumping 8
units, but you can tell you didn't get it beause your BG is otherwise
unexplainably high AND you find a bent canula when you pull it out, then the
pump should detect the occlusion, so I would recommend calling your pump
company.  Good luck, and congratulaitons on doing so well on your exam
anyway!
ciao, Brian

age 26, diagnosed age 6, pumping 4 years, blue Minimed 508 named Skylar


>
> I had an oral exam this morning (part of my high school degree) but wasnt
> that nervous. Anyway, I couldnt really sleep during the night but didnt
> worry until I threw up at 5 in the morning and tested my blood sugar: 30
> mmol/L! (500 and something) I found out that my cannula had bent  for the
> first time since I started pumping 14 months ago. So I changed the set and
> took insulin by syringe.
> 2= hours later my BS was down to 18  (330) and still moderate ketones. I
> decided to take my exam anyway, otherwise Id have to see a doctor who
could
> testify I was too ill to do the exam. I told my teacher that my diabetes
had
> been shit all night resulting in almost no sleep and a not very clear
head,
> and she was very understanding. My exam actually went very well with a
sugar
> at about 25 (450)  I got 11, which is the second highest mark in Denmark

> only less than 13, which only is given after extraordinary good
presentations.
> So I came home and struggled all afternoon trying to get it below 20
(360), I
> know my sugar acts weird when Im stressed due to exams. Finally, an hour
ago,
> I decided to take the cannula out again  of course bent again  for the
> second time ever! I cant believe how unlucky one can be thank you for
> listening to my frustrations: )
>
> Anja (who definitely will be very careful with her cannulas before the
last
> oral exam next week!)
>
> dxd July 1999
> 18 yrs. Denmark
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