Insulin pump

achilds1011
By achilds1011 Latest Reply 2015-01-28 18:28:22 -0600
Started 2015-01-28 16:31:36 -0600

I was on an insulin pump when I first got diagnosed then got taken off. I was recently put back on it after I switched so many doctors. I was put on last year in February and haven't been hospitalized since. Next month will make a whole year out the hospital. But I still have high sugars and can't get a right dosage of medicine. Any ideas I can share with my doctor or my eating habits

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achilds1011
achilds1011 2015-01-28 18:28:22 -0600 Report

Well basic low carb diet. Yea I have so many spikes throughout the day and I am not a frequent eater. I can go all day without eating so that doesn't help matters I know. Imma look into that book thanks you

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2015-01-28 17:06:26 -0600 Report

Are you following any specific diet? For me carbohydrate awareness and reduction was the key to gaining better BG control. I limit myself to 120 total carbohydrate grams per day. How many grams of carb are you eating per day? Getting the settings right for your pump takes time and lots of input with frequent BG levels recorded. Learning as much as you can about diabetes will help you to understand and "tweak" those pump settings as needed. One of my favorite books for this is Gary Scheiner's "Think Like a Pancreas". Your local library might have it so you wouldn't have to shell out the money for it unless you really want it as a reference.

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