Re: [IPk] IPk] Diet
I have rarely forgot my injection, i don't have no injections that are not
connected to the PenMate. I have chosen the Paradigm over spirit. So the Inset
II is out of the question. I have thought about keeping a couple of serters
incase one breaks, maybe keeping some supplies and serter at work, in the
caravan(i go away in the caravan mostly every weekend with my parents on
rallies with the caravan club). If not, i will have to brace myself or get
someone else to put it in for me.
I do my blood sugar using my arm, my fingertips get really sore and
bruised.Since carb counting my HbA1c hasnt dropped, so hoping for it to after
going on the pump, it has never been below 8.
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From: Melissa Ford <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted
Sent: Friday, 1 February, 2008 10:46:03 AM
Subject: Re: [IPk] IPk] Diet
Have you skipped injections when you haven't had your PenMate and then
had dangerous high glucose levels later? If so, that could be an
issue. If you couldn't do a set change without a serter and you
happened to lose, break, or forget it whilst out and about, you could
end up in DKA. The Inset IIs are a great set for people who depend on
a serter because each set is its own serter device (integrated unit).
Inset IIs work with Animas, Cozmo, or Roche pumps (not Medtronic
MiniMed though). They are available from the UK Animas office.
Does having to do a fingerstick stop you checking your glucose levels
regularly? A study of type 1s on pumps showed that the number of times
you check your bg can be correlated to your A1C. It is entirely
possible to have an A1C of 9% or higher with a pump if you're not
using bg testing to adjust your insulin. There's a slide in this
that shows the connection really well. Let me know if you can't open
the link or if you don't have PowerPoint and I can send you the slide
in another format off-list.
If you're not so afraid of needles that you would rather feel sick
than take a regular shot or check your bg, you probably don't have
true needle phobia.
Type 1 14+ years; MiniMed pumper 7.5 years; Animas pumper 4+ years
On Feb 1, 2008 10:22 AM, Laura Anne Winter <email @ redacted>
> To be honest, i think now my Dr thinks i have a needle phobia. When i was
> first diagnosed i was completely fine with needles. Not scared nothing. But
> since using the NovoPenMate, similiar to the QuickSerter etc i have not
> able to do my injection without. I have used that for 5/7 years of having
> diabetes, so its expected. My Dr said also it about coping with something
> attached etc, maybe its just because i am still in Paediatrics at the
> but hoping to move to transition then adults later this year.
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