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Re: [IPk] Pump delay but good news!

Hi Jackie,

I don't understand why they need all this data before moving Sasha to a

If the hba1c and meter are suggesting that better control is possible,
why not move _now_ to a pump, watch the improvements happen, and then
use the continuous monitor to see if better control, still, is possible?

I, and I would guess, 90% of pump users, have never been near a
continuous monitor.

Best wishes,

dm 30+, 508 3+, looking forwards to being on a continuous monitor

In message <email @ redacted>,
Jackie Jacombs <email @ redacted> writes
>Hi All
>I just wanted to thank all who posted encouraging emails after the about
>turn by the hospital the other evening.
>I just needed to talk to people who understand.  I wanted to go down the
>road to talk to one of my friends all yesterday, but I know that she
>wouldn't really have understood like you guys do.
>We were able to view the graphs and explain about the high levels
>(18+mmols ) being very unusual and the reason why we had a series of extra
>boluses of Novorapid the first and second evening.  Dr Matthia didnt freak
>out about the correction novorapid at night at all and seemed ok about it.
>We were also able to show that when we had the one  "good" night that and
>that Sasha's insulin sensitivity was normal that we had reasonable control.
>We were also able to show the hypos that we treated were hypos on our
>monitor that didn't show up on the CGMS.  There was also a strange period
>where the CGMS wasn't working correctly.
>I think that Dr matthai needed more "normal data" to work with and March the
>8th is too soon for this.
>She was also FOR giving extra units of Novorapid to cover extra snacks and
>large supper snacks which our Cheltenham team were not really OK with.
>I don't know whether Jill the D nurse had given us the March dates before
>talking it though with Dr Matthia or not, but after the CGMS results there
>isn't enough data to be able to use for a move on to a pump with those
>boluses and data.  So we have to keep some food and insulin diary and do
>more testing two hours after meals.  So its not as horrifying as we thought.
>Big sigh of relief after all and hopefully a better nights sleep tonight.
>I don't think that I've eaten properly since Wednesday evening. I feel
>exhausted now.
>Mum of Sasha aged 10 dx 1999, twin sister Rebecca, both coeliac 2001
>Mum also to Danni and Nicola, wife to Terry
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