Sick with the pump

notmaiden
By notmaiden Latest Reply 2015-01-09 09:34:02 -0600
Started 2015-01-08 15:44:37 -0600

First time being sick with the pump. Know what to do when I'm sick but wanted to know what other pumpers have noticed about being sick on the pump


3 replies

MarkS
MarkS 2015-01-09 09:34:02 -0600 Report

Hi "notmaiden", I pump and have found that, as Type1Lou stated, when sick the blood glucose levels typically rise. While I don't change my basal program (though with a Medtronic its easy to do a temporary basal program), I either change the basal amount (e.g., 100% + x% over y hours) delivered at a given time or add a bolus after a reading. I use the CGM so its great to have a real-time readout of my glucose levels, so that I can react as needed.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2015-01-09 00:20:21 -0600 Report

Howdy Not
I am not a pumper so I have no words of wisdom for you there
I just wanted to pray that you will get over this sickness soon!

James

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2015-01-08 17:54:55 -0600 Report

I've found that I needed to bump up my basal rates during illness to keep my BG's in range. Check with your doctor about this if you don't feel comfortable doing it…he/she can guide you by how much. Illness or infection usually requires more insulin than usual to stay in range. Hope you're feeling better soon!