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[IPk] third week of the pump starts tomorrow
My second week pumping was eventful. We looked for a house, we agreed the
sale of a house, we taught my nephew to cycle, we waited futilely for the
police after a racist attack in a park, we packed, we moved to the front
room of my partner's mother's house.
What was best about the week: I didn't have to inject! It's such a pain
injecting on the run. Pressing a button is much simpler. I also have more
confidence in my ability to predict my blood sugars on a bizarre and
unpredictable diet, which is a big change from the past few months, when I
couldn't really predict morning sugars even on a fairly stable diet.
The temporary basal rate was also a big highlight. I think I would have had
many more hypos than I did if I didn't have that feature.
What was worst about the week: The hypos - nine in a six day period. Some
of these were due to rubbish food that I didn't eat and then forgot to turn
down my basal rate to compensate for some of the unused insulin. Some of
them were due to distraction and tiredness. I wasn't very impressed with
The triumph of the week: went to the chipper for tea last night. Usually a
disaster! However, I had seven units of insulin, and 1 1/3 bags chips, 2
onion rings, and a veggie burger without the top of the bun (thankfully my
cholesterol's okay). BG at 6.58pm when I started to eat: 6.8. BG at
9.23pm: 6.8 I was very impressed. Unfortunately, it means I'll be more
likely to risk a bag of chips in future...
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