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News round up 30/6/11

According to a recent audit of patients in England & Wales nearly half of Diabetic patients are not getting the appropriate number of checks. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommends patients with diabetes receive nine checks annually including: blood sugar levels, whether they are smoking, and an assessment of damage to the eyes or feet due to diabetes. The study showed that 53% of patients with Type 2 diabetes and 32% with Type 1 received all nine tests. Audit le...  

Week 3 & 4 of my Pump

Apologies for no update last week I was busy with planning my little boys christening. It's been a really good couple of weeks with the pump but I do seem to have more hypos, I had another day where I could not get them down but I did use the pen earlier than last time. My readings are: Normal 32% (Wk 2 52%) Hypo 23% (Wk 2 32%) High 45% (Wk 2 16%) Looks like I have replaced my hypos with highs!! I do feel like I can change this ratio though,...  

Week 2….

I think week 2 of the pump went well. When I look at my statistics on my Accu Chek reader 52% of my readers are within my range, but I have probably had more hypos as this is saying 32% and 16% was too high. I will keep you updated on how these go. I think most of the high ramge was last week when I couldn't get them down. Hypos seem easier to manage though as when I test my levels it lets me know how many carbs I need to get me back on track. It will say I need say 15g of carbs so depending ...  

First weekend of my pump experience

My first weekend of my pump was certainly action packed. We went to the beach on Saturday and enjoyed the hot weather, I was very happy with the pump and even ate out at lunch. I felt really confident with it and so happy with not injecting. Then came Sunday morning.... I woke with levels of 22, this was the only night since the pump that I had not woken to see what my levels were, I wish I would have! I felt terrible, the first thing I tried was to give myself a correctional dose. I then had...  

Day one of my pump…

I had my appointment yesterday to swap my test pump for a real one! I was told we could be there for 4 hours, which I thought was over the top. How wrong I can be! There was me and two others there who were getting pumps for the first time, it was so good to share this with others we could talk about our experiences with the test pump and how we felt about getting it. Drawing the insulin was the hardest thing for me and I think I ended up with the most bubbles, in fact I had to infuse mine tw...