I have been using my Pump for 9 days now. As it’s an OmniPod, it’s actually been 4 different ones (1 pod lasts 72 hours & I knocked one off during a hypo - thank God!). Do I like the pod? It’s good being able to attend a meeting, have a piece of cake (like everyone else) & only need to press a few buttons to bolus for it.
I did a basal test from 02:30 to 06:30, I think my 04:00 - 09:00 basal should increase slightly. Tonight, I have to remember not to have a bedtime snack & to have an early dinner. 12 years & enough nocturnal hypos for me to know the Paramedics & their hobbies, have made the bedtime snack a habit, even though it didn’t stop the hypos.
I saw a DSN yesterday, as she made me a ghost appointment. I have invented the term, as I saw the Nurse at the end of clinic, in an appointment slot that didn’t officially exist. I now have 6 basal rates. All my hypos were because of my basal rate, my carb counting & boluses were correct. I had no chance of avoiding the hypos on Multiple Daily Injections. I have now been vindicated!
I have called my parents & thanked them for believing me, not believing that I’m stupid, reckless, an alcoholic or lazy. My current medical team did believe me & we’ve tried everything. There is a real shortage of Pump clinic appointments. Diabetes & Endocrinology are woefully under-resourced.
After all the hypos, my symptoms aren’t brilliant. I still think I need a CGMS. When I see the Consultants on Monday, I’ll find out!