I am on my Insulin Pump

1lady4
By 1lady4 Latest Reply 2012-01-22 12:04:22 -0600
Started 2011-11-01 12:20:09 -0500

I got trained on my MiniMed Revel Insulin Pump & I love it lol . That means i have to use all of my strips for my Cozmo Pump before I start on the new sugar meter


9 replies

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2011-11-01 18:27:22 -0500 Report

I started on my Minimed in August. I still have a supply of AccuChek strips. What I'm doing is using the AccuChek strips to test my BG prior to meals. Then I enter my BG from the AccuChek test when I use the Bolus Wizard feature to give myself my mealtime insulin. I use the OneTouch meter that came with the pump for the other BG tests between meals and at bedtime and during the night. That way, all my test results are loaded into my pump and I'm not wasting those expensive strips. Have you started using Medtronics Carelink account?

Caliafiosgram62
Caliafiosgram62 2011-11-03 18:07:33 -0500 Report

If you haven't started using the CareLink account, think about it. I've been using it for about 6 years (when it first started you had to connect the pump directly to the computer with a serial port. ) I love using it. I print out my numbers directly from my pump and take pages into my endo every four months. It's a lot easier than trying to remember to write down every time I test. Since I'm also using the CGM, I test a lot - usually at least 8 times a day and sometimes more. At work, it's crazy to write everything down, so the CareLink is ideal for me.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2011-11-15 17:50:51 -0600 Report

I have been using Carelink since starting on my pump August 16 and love it. I also keep a notebook with my BG readings (7 to 10 times a day right now while we try to get the pump settings just right…getting closer to good control). Still having some "Dawn Phenomenon" high BG's upon waking up. I'm loving my pump!

Caliafiosgram62
Caliafiosgram62 2011-11-15 18:19:49 -0600 Report

I've loved mine since 2003 when I got it. Eventually you will get it tweeked. Don't give up. I still have to tweek mine once in a while. Best of luck.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2011-11-16 12:11:09 -0600 Report

Thanks for the encouragement. My BG's are getting better and my average is now in the 130's! I've just got to avoid the hypos and overtreating them. I know my next a1c will be lower!

Caliafiosgram62
Caliafiosgram62 2011-11-16 18:21:49 -0600 Report

Went to my endo today. A1c was 6.1. So I feel I'm on the right track. I still get lows occasionally. Mainly in the middle of the night. So we changed my basal amounts so that hopefully that will change. Of course when it does and I'm on more of an even keel, my A1c will go up a bit. It's the lows keeping it low. (I've woke up and had bgs of 38. Not where I want to go.) I'll take it if I can get through the night. And I don't want to eat anything before bed as that screws up trying to loose some weight. Catch 22. Anyway, keep up the good work. You will get there.

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