Re: [IPk] Re: Hypos
I am really sorry I hope I did not frighten you.I still have not lost my
hypo awareness and can usually feel one coming on around 3.5 mmols. The hypo
I related was VERY unusual for me. When on MDI I took insulatard and
actrapid. I used really high doses to correct highs with little effect -I
have developed some insulin resistance over the years and very rarely had a
hypo. Since using the pump I require far less insulin and having a chronic
infection has obviously made my control unpredictable, but it is difficult
to break habits of a lifetime and maybe I was overdosing on insulin a bit to
try and maintain a "normal" level. I don't know but when on the pump you
just have one insulin which is why Humalog for most is so good, others fair
better with Novorapid . I love the pump because when I am high I can bring
my BG down so quickly by increasing ny basal and givimg a bolus either by
pump or syringe.I still have swinging bg's but the pump is the best tyool
ever to try and even them out my Hba1c is 8.2, once it was 7.2 since
pumping. Pre-pump, never below 9.
re Ultra Smart Meter:- I am not a fanatic but like Gadgets, My Old profile
meter let you record premeal averages. over 250 results, I am lazy I never
write anything down and the additional features and graphics looked very
impressive when downloaded!
Despite all the horrible things that have happened in the last year, I know
I am very lucky I have made a full recovery from my stroke and it has made
us take stock .
Carmel diagnosed a 3- 45 yrs ago brought up boiling syringes urine etc,
still waiting for the cure I was promised.
Thanks Pat I wish I could remember what I was going to instruct Mr Blair and
Bush. on solving their problems, but it is true there comes a time when you
should stop and not delay things
From: Steve Hargreaves <email @ redacted>
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>Subject: [IPk] Re: Hypos
>Date: Fri, 24 Oct 2003 02:22:29 +0100
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>I'm not quoting because I'm not responding directly to any particular
>However, still pre-pump, I have to say that I still have very good hypo
>awareness, and in fact, if my BGs fall below 3.9 I know about it.
>That said,. even tho' I'm waiting for my call back to the hospital for my
>pump, what I've read on this thread has me a little worried. Can I expect
>lose my hypo awareness?
>The responses that have hit on rebounding from hypo to hyper I can identify
>with, since ATM this happens to me regularly, but I can't help but worry
>despite very poor control, the pump that I have fought so hard to get on
>NHS may actually prove to be a disguise in a blessing (as opposed to the
>normal blessing in disguise).
>I hope someone can re-assure me that I'm going down the right road :o/
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