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Re: [IPk] End of the pump dream?



Hi Carol


I am not a pumper so this is not from personal experience.  There was another
mum on a children's list I belong to.  She had the most awful problems when
her son started pumping.  Her son had always had extremely good control with
injections and had and HbA1c of below 6.   When they started pumping
everything when to pot and they couldn't work out what was wrong.  They were
just about ready to throw in the towel and the mum was exhausted from checking
and correcting through the night.  Then they went back and changed all the
basals rates.  When the diabetes pump educators had started them off they of
course started with a conservative rate but even increasing a little didnt
help.  Because the boy was so well controlled before the amounts of insulin he
already took was spot on.  When they adjusted the basal rates everything fell
into place.  Just a thought. I think it was nearly a month before they got
anywhere near sorted.

 Dont give up yet.  Have another go.


Jackie
Mum of Sasha nearly 8




----- Original Message -----
From: "Caroline Batistoni" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: 01 May 2002 10:57
Subject: [IPk] End of the pump dream?


> After just two weeks on a pump, its all come crashing down around me. I
ended
> up in hospital on the brink of full blown DKA.Don't ask me how this
happened,
> as I, and my consultant and his registrar and my DSN all have no idea. All I
> know is that my blood sugars have not dropped beow 15 since Saturday, and
I've
> had ketones for most of that time. This was despite running huge basal
rates,
> taking boluses of up to 15 units at a time - both through syringe and pump,
> checking the pump out for problems and changing the infusion set several
> times. I'm not even ill!
>
> Obviously they've had to take me off the pump. The only bright thing is, it
> could well be nothing to do with pumping so I should be able to give it
> another go. My sugars are still running in the 20's - they only let me leave
> hospital because I have a genuine phobia about being an in-patient (I know
its
> stupid!)
>
> Everyone else on this list has such glowing things to say about their pumps,
> and to say I'm more that a little bit disappointed would be an
understatement.
> Anyone else had problems like this?
>
> Caroline
> IDDM 18+ years, now ex-pumper.
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