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9/2/09 11:37 P

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Glad you found a solution that works for you.

I was a little puzzled though. Do you bang the buttons? Or set it in your sleep? I ask because I just lay mine beside me on the bed for over a year and have never had a problem.

Robin

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- "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. " Theodore Roosevelt
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8/28/09 11:44 A

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happy to hear you know what the problem was and that everything is back to normal now. no more late night boluses!

When the going gets tough, the tough make lemonade!

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8/27/09 8:44 P

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so good news is all is well now and i am fine. the problem was infact the keys need to be locked at night also had to buy the holster cause the clip it came with didnt last very long with my ruff line of work lol. my doc explianed to me the ER docs at the hospitals are not used to pumps yet so they have little knowledge on them so cut them some slack but if they dont listen to you then you need to do something. I am glad that the problem was fixed and no serious harm was done well low blood sugar sucks of course but when i cant even function that is the worst I will say no one understands diabetes unless they have it and have had a low. lows are the worst feeling i have ever expirenced it seems there is not enough food in the world and the sweating like running a marathon and the racing heart and tired soo tired. but all is well agian in carey land lol thanks everyone.

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I-CAN-DO-IT-2's Photo I-CAN-DO-IT-2 Posts: 538
8/27/09 8:42 A

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Carey, so sorry to hear about your problem. Thank goodness your husband was home! I never had anything like that with my pump either.

Do you realize that information about everything your pump does is downloadable to your computer? Minimed makes online software (slower than I'd like, but very very helpful). I use the CGMS on my pump, so that is why I primarily use it. carelink.minimed.com/ They make a device to enable you to upload the data. You could see immediately how the bolus happened. Since you don't mention it, I'm willing to bet that is what Medtronic will do when they retrieve your pump. I would call them and ask them if they have and what actually caused it. Please share with us, as I am sure we'd all like to know (the prospect is a little scary to me a same-pump user).

I too sleep with my pump laying next to me on the bed.

Wish you the best and certainly hope nothing like that ever happens again!

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Robin

- Fail to plan, and plan to fail!
- "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. " Theodore Roosevelt
- Progress, not perfection.

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- 235 2/14/13
- 230


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8/23/09 8:55 A

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Carey,

I have used the minimed/medtronic pumps since 2001 and have never had any problems with them. (Aside from the time they came out with the waterproof pump which they later recalled because they weren't all truly waterproof.)

My aunt also uses the paradigm pump and has never had any problems. My friend's son is on the animas pump and also used another (I can't remember which one) and she has had several issues with them and their customer service. She is now switching her son over to medtronic.

Is it possible you bolused in your sleep without realizing it, while dreaming or sleep walking? I know this incident must be frightening, but I can't imagine it would happen again, especially with a replacement pump. I would also suggest laying your pump beside you at night and not clipping it to your pajamas in case you accidentally bumped the buttons. And be sure to let your endocrinologist know about the problem you had. Sometimes strange things just happen. Good luck!

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8/22/09 10:11 A

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wow. sorry to hear about your rotten pump and hospital experience, carey. i use the minimed as well and in the year and a half i've been on it, i have to say, i have never had an unaccounted for bolus. you said you were asleep when it happened. is it possible that during the night you might have tossed and turned enough to accidently hit some buttons that caused it to stat a bolus. i know that without the key lock on, you can sometimes hit buttons unintentionally. sometimes if i wear my pump clipped onto my bra and hug someone, it presses buttons and i have to clear out ther screen. just incase it wasn't a technical issue with that pump itself, i suggest looking in the owners manual at how to activate the keyguard.

good luck, and i hope you don't have anymore issues in the future. and just a little side note from my own experience. when you reconnect to your site after being disconnected for whatever reason, alway make sure it clicks back in place. i made the mistake of not fully locking in only one time and within a couple hours my blood sugar was astronomical.

When the going gets tough, the tough make lemonade!

goal 1: 150
goal 2: 135
goal 3: 120


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8/20/09 10:43 P

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my pump gave me a bolus ramdomly 15 units actully and i was asleep plus reseving the basel of 2 units so my husband is home on 2 weeks of leave from iraq and found me with a blood sugar of 24 and freaked i wouldn't wake up carried me litterally to the er and they freaked 28 iv sticks later they got iv access in my elbow and finally got the d 50 in me i had to stay the night got out today and this freaked me out i have never passed out and so i was wondering if anyone elses pump ever gave a ramdom bolus? minimed is sending me a replacement pump overnight but i wonder if this will ever happen agian? i flipped when i woke up because i got scared this was possible we know i didnt do it because no bg was entered and no food grams were entered i always use bolus wizard. uggh i am so mad i have a phenomal a1c and take care of checking bg 10 plus times a day. i love the pump i do it has given me more freedom but we are on vacation in fl and the hospital we went to has never had a pt on a pump thier insulin scale was crazy i mean the give 2 units of insulin for a bg of 100 to 120 which 1 unit for me drops my sugar 38.5 so 2 u with a bg of 100 would have given me a lower bg then when i came in!! i told the doc i refuse insulin until my sugar was over 200 and then i would reattach my pump to fix it he didnt like that but i got to take care of me so i didnt care i told them they check my sugar 5 times a day i do twice that so i checked with my meter more to ensure i was fine sugar got up to 480 i covered and was fine but uggh dumb hospital they said it was a scale they used for everyone i said everyone is different and my pump is personalized to my needs.

"you CAN do ALL things through Christ which STRENGTHENS you"
phil 4:13


I don't believe in failure.

( this includes getting healthy!!)


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