the devil from down under

By rellypoo Latest Reply 2014-11-13 23:14:09 -0600
Started 2014-11-08 23:21:02 -0600

Hello everyone, It has been so long since I have been on hear and I have missed all of you. I am still battling with my diabetes, and insulin allergy. I have to go to hospital every 2 months for an insulin infusion which takes 2 weeks, I tried insulin desensitising without success. The next step is an insulin pump that is on the inside of me so I do not have to touch the skin, but it is only available for type 1s , my endo is putting up a fuss to try and get me on the list. My sugar levels are in the high 20s( do not know what that is for others) and I am having all the problems associated with poorly managed diabetes. But hey guys if you can still smile at the end of the day then you are doing ok. I hope that you all are doing well also

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rellypoo 2014-11-13 23:14:09 -0600 Report

thanks everyone I have to go back for another insulin infusion on the 18th november I will be there for 2 weeks so fingers crossed that this one is better than the last

Dr Gary
Dr GaryCA 2014-11-13 22:58:35 -0600 Report

Hey rellypoo,

Great to see you. Sounds like you have been dealing with a lot. I'm sad to hear about this. I hope you are able to get the pump, glad your doc is fighting for you. You have a great attitude.

Welcome back, my friend!


jayabee52 2014-11-09 18:14:15 -0600 Report

Howdy Narelle
WELCOME BACK! young lady!

20 in mmol/l would be 360 mg/dl here
You can find he converter tool here ~

Sorry to learn you are having such difficulty with your insulin.

I continue on my dialysis 3 x week for 4 hrs per session. I am otherwise doing OK.

Watch out for flying buffaloes! LoL!

God's best to you and yours


Glucerna 2014-11-09 15:36:25 -0600 Report

I love your positive attitude in a very difficult situation. It's great that your doctor is advocating for you, and I'm glad you're back posting here! ~Lynn @Glucerna

Type1Lou 2014-11-09 14:24:28 -0600 Report

Hi Narelle! Glad to hear from you again but sorry to hear that you're struggling with your BG's. (high 20's mmol translate to over 450mg/dl). Hoping you get the approval to try pumping…I've been pumping since 2011 and it has given me better control. Wishing you well!

jigsaw 2014-11-09 10:34:11 -0600 Report

Hello Rellypoo, sorry things aren't going as well as they could be, but it's always great to hear from you ! Wishing you the best, and I hope you find success quickly with your dilemma.

GabbyPA 2014-11-09 09:41:35 -0600 Report

I have missed you. I am sorry that the infusions are not helping, and I hope your Doctor can talk some sense into the folks they need to get you the internal pump. My husband has an internal pump for other reasons, but it is a life saver for him, I hope it will be for you also. Good to see you are still around and smiling!!

George1947 2014-11-09 05:17:26 -0600 Report

Hello my friend, sorry your are still dealing with these issues. Hope you can get that pump as it sounds like it should do the trick!

lilleyheidi 2014-11-09 02:52:46 -0600 Report

Nice to meet you rellypoo, Seems like your dealing with an awful lot, but you seem to have a great mind set. Keep it up. I hope you can get that internal pump. good luck. Heidi

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