Yes, numbers can vary between meters. FYI... temperature affects test strips and meters.
Do you know about the campaign that's going on called StripSafely? It's pushing for more accurate Test Strips. Test strips are supposed to be /- 20% accuracy. But, not all are. And, the campaign is pushing to correct this.View Thread
Just curious, sliding scale is old school...why not count carbs and match your I:C ratio? It's so much easier to regulate. Just my 2 cents. Aerobic exercise lowers blood glucose and anaerobic (strength lifting) exercises increase blood glucose. To provide fuel for anaerobic, a rapid release of glucose into the blood occurs from internal glycogen stores, driven by a rise in adrenaline hormone levels.View Thread
Yes, the heat can definitely affect your BS and make you go low OR high. It's a known written fact! I'm on an insulin pump and I have to change my rates when the seasons change.
That being said, extreme heat can also work the opposite direction and make your BG's go high because your body could be stressed from the heat.
Also, keep in mind insulin goes bad when exposed to sunlight, extreme heat or cold. In the summer months I try to replace the insulin in my reservoir more often. That seems to help.
I would suggest trying to determine if it's the pump that is causing the high. Check for air in the infusion line, look for damage to the line and smell for an insulin leak, check for clogs, look for infection at the site, etc.
Check your basal rates to see if they are set correctly? I'm not sure how long you've been on a pump but, these rates tend to change constantly so, don't think once it's set you're all done.View Thread
Hello, Laura! I had frozen shoulder. I went to a Neurologist only after waking up one morning and I was in a whole lot of pain. I couldn't move my arm AT ALL. That was a very wierd feeling!
I went to a Neurologist and he did a Nerve Conduction Study and EMG. He found a damaged nerve in my back ribcage area that was causing paralysis. It wasn't frozen at this point but actually paralyzed. Because I couldn't move my arm, my shoulder later froze up.
I was sent to phsical therapy and gradually the nerve repaired itself and it started moving more and more and now my arm is completely healed. Funny thing though, one year later almost to the exact day, the same thing happened to my left arm.
It took about 1 year to heal the first time and about 6 months the second time. I did not take any shots in the joints mainly because I didn't want to deal with the high bg's and worry about DKA.View Thread
It's my understanding that T1.5 (LADA) is T1. The only difference is that it's a slower form of T1 in adults in which only one or two types of autoimmune antibodies is present. Lots of doctors don't even acknowledge 1.5. They just say you have t1.
I'm using Medtronics Insulin Pump and CGMS. Not sure which one you're interested in using but, if you choose the Medtronics brand I would be happy to answer any questions you might have. I'm fixing to get a new one next month because my warranty is going to expire.
I would also like to suggest that you purchase the book, Pumping Insulin by John Walsh. LOTS of valuable information.
Oh, something I would also suggest is that whichever pump company you choose, let them do all of the paperwork to send to your insurance company. All you'll need is a letter of medical necessity from your doctor.View Thread
You left the ER because it was time to eat??? I'm confused...if you were in the ER didn't they have you on an insulin drip?
You really need to consult with your Doctor about adjusting your insulin until you are able to do it on your own. Every diabetic is different and no one can give you advice in that area other than your doctor.
When your blood glucose level is high you really should wait to eat it until your levels come down. I mean don't eat anything that has carbs in it because it will only make your glucose go up higher.
With levels that high you're probably peeing a lot which is good because you're getting rid of sugar in your blood. So, you need to drink lots of water or noncarborated fluids to prevent getting dehydrated.
Since you already ate dinner did you calculate a Correction Bolus into your meal?
If your BG's continue to rise or if you have moderate to high ketones (which I'm pretty sure you already have), nausea, vomiting or difficulty breathing, notify your health care provider or go to the ER to prevent going into a serious DKA which can be fatal.
Good luck to you and let us know how you're doing!View Thread