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Re: [IPk] Side effects from changing to pump therapy

Hi Karen,
1) doesn't apply to me, and I've never heard of :
>2)very high urine output (this is the thing which is obviously really bothering 
>me as no-one seems to be able to attribute this to anything and my specialist 
>nurse has not heard of it happening before).  I have had all manner of tests to 
>see it there is any underlying cause, but so far nothing surfaces.  What I want 
>to know is, has anyone gone through this before, and is it temporary?! (I 
>sincerely hope so).

I'll ask the b. obvious questions: 

Has your hba1c / meter average gone up significantly since starting to
use the pump?  (For example, given that you are only a couple of months
in, are you still running at a target of around 10 with a flat line,
rather than an old average of 7 but bgs all over the shop. If this is
the case, the problem will resolve itself as you gradually drop the
flatline 10 down to a flatline 6).

Is this all the time, or just at certain times (e.g. during the night)?
(E.g. if you used to be high all day, low all night, and it's now
balanced out, you may find you are needing to get up in the night).

Have you changed what you drink, or the quantities that you drink?
(Rediscovering fruit juices?  Never drank diet cokes, but now drink coke
twice a day?)

Are you used to associating going to the toilet with something else
which has become more frequent on the pump (e.g. bg testing, eating)??

My non-qualified guess is that 2) is either related to 1) - which I have
no knowledge of, or that it's co-incidence.  Your team seem to be on top
of finding out what the cause is.  

Best wishes,

dm 30+, 508 1+
Pat Reynolds
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