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ED10101 Posts: 100
12/23/10 8:44 P

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Your pump has different settings as how much insulin per carb ratio . This takes some time to get worked out sometimes. I email my bg numbers to my Dr and she calls back and leaves any corrections on my answering machine in a day or two. Different times of day is set for different ratios.

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11/28/10 8:18 P

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I have an animus pump and the support people at animus are super helpful, if that's the kind of pump you have. As for the mysterious suspend, you could have rolled over it in your sleep or pushed buttons in your sleep. I did that once, but was just playing with the time and date when I woke up. I still don't understand what I was thinking, but I guess I'm weird that way, lol.

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ED10101 Posts: 100
11/28/10 10:05 A

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You do not say what brand or style of pump you have. I have a Medtronic MiniMed pump and when I first got it I was like you not sure of a lot of things but you can call them 24/7 and they have a professional that can walk you through any procedure you need. Call your pump company and they can trouble shout you pump and they will not make you feel dumb. Ed

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11/21/10 12:32 A

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You know how some people talk in their sleep, and some people sleepwalk... its possible that you push buttons in your sleep. I have a friend with a pump who woke himself up one night with all the button pushing to get a huge bolus to correct from a high he was dreaming about.
You can lock/block the screen on your pump when you go to sleep if you think this might have been the case, or also if you think you could have managed to roll over the right buttons to suspend.
I encourage you to call your pump company though and tell them what happened, they should have an answer or help for you. I'm sure that with all the millions of pump users there are now that you can't be the first person to have been inadvertently suspended at night. Also, they make improvements based on the problems that are reported, so if it turns out to be that you rolled over the buttons or something, they can work to fix that in their next models if they know its a problem.

As for the slow creeping now, I know that if I get an obscene high or low, regardless of what I do the next day or so my BG is harder to control. I think totally out there readings (less than 40, more than 400) must trigger long-term responses in our livers or such and they make a mess for a while afterwards. Thats my theory anyway, and whether its the liver or the kidneys or the gallbaldder I don't care, but I'm sure there's some organ that thinks its helping but only makes things harder for me.
Good luck!

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11/16/10 1:06 P

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My pump will automatically shut off if I havent typed in any readings for a long length of time (I think it must think Im passed out from a low)I believe it is a safety issue your DE should be able to help you fix it.

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11/16/10 12:44 P

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Two questions. First, is your pump locked so you cannot "accidently" punch buttons while sleeping? My son's will bump something and start changing settings or something. See if you have a "Lock" setting to adjust.
Second question.Where is your infusion site? Is there any scar tissue near it? My son will be less reactive to his insulin if his infusion site is in his backside. Belly is best. Also, how long has your infusion site been in? After 2 days, insulin is not very potent for my son, especially if the infusion site is in his bum.

If that doesn't help, check with your doctor.

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11/16/10 11:43 A

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I've only been on the pump since August, still working on it. Yesterday my blood sugar was in the 500's range. I thought it was because I ate a cookie, and forgot to bolus. My BS stayed there and began to get higher, after bolusing twice. My husband asked if there was a kink in the tubing- and sure enough there was-the tubing was changed and an injection of insulin was taken. I then went to temp basal and raise my insulin intake to a 125% I had set the temp basal for 2 hrs. At midnight the BS was in the middle 300 range. I woke up this morning with my pump vibrating. It had been suspended at 4:10 a.m. There were no settings on the pump set up for this. My question is(very silly) the pump won't suspend itself--will it? I thought my husband had suspended it, because he would be afraid that I would go hypoglycemic--that was not the case-he was innocent My BS this A.M was 148 (with a suspended pump).With a correction bolus, and carbs accounted for, my BS is slowly creeping up--189 now. Anyone have a clue as to what is going on?

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