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RE: [IPk] First two weeks of pumping....

Brilliant news Ingrid.  I hope it continues to go well.  Keep us informed.

mum of Sasha
> Hello everybody
> hope you are all well.
> I used to be a member on here but took a break for a while, but now I am 
> back....
> Two weeks ago I started on a pump, and I thought I would share with you my 
> experiences.
> Anyway, I started two weeks ago.  The first day DID NOT GO WELL!  I got the 
> pump in the afternoon, and on my way home I had a muffin.  It was very 
> strange not injecting for it, I did bolus for it though.  When I got home I 
> took a reading and I was 26.6.  Now I have misjudged things before, but not 
> that badly.  Then I had dinner, took extra boluses, but before bed still 
> over 20.  So I injected normally - I didn't want to go in DKA....next 
> morning I woke up at 9.0, so presumed things were OK.  Had breakfast, 
> bolused, but on my way to work I felt really sick and when I tested I was 
> 26.  So something wasn't right....Anyway throughout the day I tested and 
> injected, and when I got home I trouble-shooted - tested the pump - which 
> was fine, so I finally realised the problem was with me.  So I changed my 
> site, and I found that the cannula was bent over, and that it had never even 
> been in me....no wonder I was so high!
> So I changed site, and since then things have been hunky-dory.
> I have a lot more energy, I feel more alert and alive, my head is clearer, I 
> can exercise and not have bgs shoot all over the place, and after adjusting 
> my morning basal for dawn phenomen, I have been waking up with "normal" 
> bgs.....
> All in all, while I am not, in some respects I feel "non-diabetic".
> It is an amazing feeling, and I know that I still have a long way to go, I 
> feel like it is a brilliant start, and I certainly wish I had done it 
> sooner....
> Anyway sorry this is so long, but I thought there might be some people out 
> there thinking about starting, and I thought I would share my experiences.  
> Oops I almost forgot the best bit, I had my HbA1c done this morning, and it 
> was 6.5, after only 2 weeks down from 7.1%!!!!
> Talk later,
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