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8/7/11 9:51 A

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Everything's good now! Thanks for asking! I'm very excited to get my UPGRADE pump in a few weeks - so it's kinda funny that the breakdown happened right now...

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

NELSON MANDELA


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SHORTYGETFIT's Photo SHORTYGETFIT Posts: 477
8/5/11 10:16 P

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Hi KEROLINA,

Thanks for the reminder. My A1C is up to 6.8 - I know, not high. But I have gotten very laxed with checking myself and even changing my pump. I will go in entire day before replacing the reservoir once it is empty. I promised my Dr. that I would get better and you gave a good example as to why...life of a Type 1, things happen. Great reminder emoticon

" Sometimes God places people in your life who help and encourage you even when they don't know it"


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SHORTYGETFIT's Photo SHORTYGETFIT Posts: 477
8/5/11 10:12 P

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MICHTOTMAN,

LOL -hopefully it's okay to laugh now, but I'm on pump for an it hasn't been 2 years. I have had a motor error -maybe 2 and the battery compartment wouldn't open for me. The worse part about mine, it always happened on the weekend so I would have to go until Tuesday on the emergency plan. I have GREAT a Dr., so I have managed the episodes pretty well.

" Sometimes God places people in your life who help and encourage you even when they don't know it"


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KEROLINA Posts: 70
8/3/11 2:21 A

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Yes, life is an adventure, especially as a type 1 diabetic. I have also been using an insulin pump for 11 years and not sure what my back up plan would be if it went dead; probably inject my fast acting insulin and keep on checking my blood sugars.

This afternoon, I had one of those low hypoglycemia reactions where I had passed out. Thankfully, they don't occur too often. With help from my daughter (she's a blessing) and a neighbor who called the paramedics, I am slowly feeling much better. After one of these occurrences, you try and figure out what specifically caused it. Too little food? or too much insulin? I think mine was waking from a nap and not checking my sugar upon getting up. I had been having diarrhea in the late morning and my body must have been somewhat dehydrated. My last bolus had been 4-5 hrs. previous. Well, long story short, goes to show you that we always have to stay on top of things and check our blood sugars frequently!

Thank you all for letting me voice my event today.

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MICHTOTMAN's Photo MICHTOTMAN Posts: 848
8/1/11 5:54 P

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Funny you should ask! My insulin pump just died about an hour ago (Button Error). Dead. A new one will get to me by tomorrow 10:30am (impressive!) and I'm having to access my "back up plan" which I have but don't even know because in 10+ years with the pump I've never needed it! I'm a little stressed - but I know I can make it 'til 10:30am tomorrow.

Life is an adventure!

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

NELSON MANDELA


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SHORTYGETFIT's Photo SHORTYGETFIT Posts: 477
8/1/11 1:13 A

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Do you have a victory to report? --Or maybe you need a hug....just let us know and we will be there for support! emoticon emoticon

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