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I need some help im in a pickle
xoxo_ginger_xoxo   Australia
Posted: Apr-27-09, 04:40 AM (EST)
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hi im alyssa
im a 13 year old teenager and im on the pump and for the past two days i ahve not been able to get my bgl back under 18.
it started yesturday morning when i woke up feeling sick, so i did a bgl and i was over 30.0 i did a correction but 1 hour later my level was still over 30.0 i gave myself an injection of 15 units and it brought me down to 24.4 i changed my set and did a correction but my level still did not drop under 24.1 i threw up and hour later and felt better i got my level to stay around 19.2-21.4 but i still could not get it down.
This morning i woke up and my level was 23.5 and i keep correcting and giving myself insulin for the things i eat but it hasn't come down, at this current moment i am 23.3 and i dont know what to do. My parents and i uped my basal rate but it doesnt seemed to have worked?

WHAT DO I DO?


xoxo Ginger




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6. RE: I need some help im in a pickle
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Posted: Nov-09-12, 03:54 PM (EST)
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hi! i am on an insulin pump also... i normally run high anyways..... yes do the concretion and give injutsions when need but try to do a temporary rate at 200% im not sure what kinda pump you have but i can do that.... i really hope this helps you because dka sucks and i have been there one to many times...



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SuzannaOR   United States
Posted: Apr-27-09, 02:41 PM (EST)
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Call your doctor ... you need professional help with this. If you are sick and throwing up, you need to let your doctor know. Do this soon as possible as high blood sugars can lead to ketoacidosis and make you very, very sick!

Suzanna




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mdf100   United Kingdom
Posted: Apr-27-09, 02:47 PM (EST)
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Alyssa,

First of all you need to check your ketone levels. A person with ketones needs more insulin than usual, not just to get the sugar level down but ketone production prevents insulin absorbtion.

Whether you have ketones or not I'd strongly suggest you seek urgent medical advice from your doctor/hospital/heath team.

I wonder if your pump has broken? Have you tried removing the pump entirely and reverting back to injections to see if your levels stabalise. Don't forget you will need basal as well as bolus shots.

Are you feeling unwell? I'd recommend using the DAFNE sick day rules if you are.

Keep drinking fluids, which will prevent dehydration as your body tries to flush the excess sugar out. Don't be tempted to exercise with a BG over 20mmol/l as you will actually raise your sugar levels as you start.

Finally, and I am sorry if I frighten you here - its not my intention, if you continue being sick or your sugars and ketones remain high you could go into DKA which may mean a few days stay in hospital. Don't be embarrassed, it happens to most diabetics at least once (usually more often than once). The main thing is to get your feeling better as soon as possible.

Let us know how you get on,
Mark




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sleepybug   United States
Posted: Apr-27-09, 03:24 PM (EST)
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Alyssa,
It sounds like there could be some blockage or whatever on your pump. Keep taking insulin shots and drink lots of water until your sugar levels drop. Call your doctor too, especially if you keep getting worse. Good luck!



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xoxo_ginger_xoxo   Australia
Posted: Apr-27-09, 11:30 PM (EST)
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hi everyone its me
we found out that the doctor i had seen the other month had actully changed some settings on my pump which had caused it to stop giving me the basal rate, we also found out that the ste i was using had been put in a spot where i had an infection from a needle which caused it to stop working. I told my gp about what happened and she gave me some advice which helped alot. i also want to thank oyu all for being so kind and giving me your advice it helped me alot and it made me feel ebetter knowing that other people out there care
thank you

xoxo Ginger




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SuzannaOR   United States
Posted: Apr-28-09, 11:00 AM (EST)
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I'm glad you figured out what the problem was! It's scary when you've got high numbers and can't get them down! Good luck.

Suzanna




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