I’m another one of the new group members, with probably a dozen questions that everyone has seen before, so please bear with me. I’ve recently switched to use the Animas Ping which came with the One Touch Ultra meter.
This morning my husband woke me because he sensed I was low, and told me to test. I did so, but in my state of confusion, and the fact that the meter seemingly wanted me to make a decision (of which I apparently was not capable of doing at the time), ended up bolusing 2.1 units … which was my BG reading at the time (2.1 mmols=38 mg).
But my real question is, is there a way to stop this meter and/or pump to NOT let me bolus. I don’t want to go so far as to use the lock feature for the entire pump. But I’m sure that it is NEVER appropriate to bolus given the reading. In such cases, my Minimed 512, bought in 2001, would just block me, tell me deal with it and go eat something (something to that effect The One Touch Ultra … which I find hard to read at the best of times, was almost illegible, but somehow I managed to get into the wrong place. Given the fact that I am normally somewhat of a techno geek, I in effect became a slave to the meter. I apparently was driven to go further, trying to make decisions, like giving me access to the “EZ” menus, where I had no business being. As a result, I was put in a more dangerous situation than I was already in.
I had been using the MM512 until just recently, and decided to upgrade to a meter that would hopefully give me more independence and flexibility.
This is the biggest issue that I’ve had with this thing. I’ve had other issues too, but I think this is one of safety. Maybe it’s a setting?
So, am I then only one? That’s ok if I am… I’m just wondering what others’ experiences are with this pump and/or meter.