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RE: * Re: [IPu] pumps and eye problems



Hi Tori,
Thanks for the reply. My Diabetes educator here in Newcastle has arranged
for my eyes to be examined by an opthalmologist this monday and every month
thereafter for 6 months to track any changes. Started pumping 1 week ago
yesterday. Aside from testing 8 to 10 times a day, what a joy to not to
inject 4 to 6 times a day. Was starting to feel like a pin cushion for a few
years there but I am feeling really good today. Still adjusting basals and
will be for a few weeks(years) but in the last 3 days have only had 1 sugar
over 10. As far as tube crushing goes I spent the first couple of days with
my shirt out of my jeans but the last couple of days I've ignored the tube
going under my belt a couple of times and have had no problems. Eating
regularly and same portion sizes till I get the basal and bolus amounts
figured, looking forward to being able eat when I want.
Cheers
Kim

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Subject: * Re: [IPu] pumps and eye problems


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Hi Kim

I feel like I'm jumping in a bit here (I can be a bit verbose, just tell me
to shut up if I say too much, I won't be offended, i promise). I had
extensive laser about 18years ago (whilst on an old pump) and went back to
pumping in January this year after about 7years off it. I DID find I got a
few minor haemorrhages soon after starting again on the pump, but nothing
that required treatment (just those annoying 2 day spots, you know?). I
hope your introduction was as interesting (and a little scary) s mine was..
don't stress, it all becomes second nature very quickly :)

I saw your post about the tube crushing too ... I am not slim either, and
I've had no problems at all with tubing being blocked, so I think you'll be
fine. The Minimed person has probably already answered that query for you
now, anyway :)

Best of luck with it!

Tori
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