Monday, May 18, 2009
Optometrist: I guess that's okay.
Oral surgeon: Wow, really?
Endocrinologist: Wow! Unbelievable! How do you do it?
Internal medicine doctor: [No response because there was nothing about it for us to discuss]
Dental hygienist: Well, that's not *that* bad. You should really be careful, though.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Anyone else know what I mean? ;)
Thursday, April 09, 2009
17 boluses, but I don't know if that's a record because I don't look at that much. With a situation where you eat over a long time, I bolus each time I get food. I saw someone once who seemed to think that was wrong, but in the end I guess they can't argue with my results, even if I can't win them over with logic (why *wouldn't* you bolus each time you eat?).
Good thing I don't eat like this every day, though. Before tonight my average carbs per day was 154g.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Well, doing a control solution test DOES NOT calibrate the meter. It doesn't actually do anything to the meter. It just tests the control solution, which tells you if the meter is operating within normal parameters. That's it. I think in three years, I've only ever done it three times. Twice it just told me what I already knew - my meter needed replacing.
The only way you as an end user can calibrate today's meters is by coding. So when you put in the code on the side of your test strip vial (if you're using a coded meter), then that is how you calibrate it.
I don't understand where this idea that control solution tests calibrate the meter comes from and how it got so widespread. Does anyone know?
Thursday, January 29, 2009
I think I may actually have figured out where it was getting the numbers from (although I can't compare enough data points since the Bolus History only goes back so far). I really think it's just a minor software issue, but since it's a medical device, better to not take any chances, you know. I wasn't worried or anything.
So now I am eagerly awaiting a
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
The other day I was looking at my daily totals when I came across something odd - it said that day my correction percentage was 12%, 2.7 units. Huh? I'm pretty sure I would remember that! I checked the bolus history and no, I did not correct that much, not even close.
Tonight, I reviewed today's total. I did quite a lot of exercise today so I didn't end up doing any corrections at all. The screen tells me that I had a total correction of 1.2 units, 8% of the daily total. No, no, I didn't.
I checked another day I didn't do any corrections and that one is correct. Out of the 16 days I've had this pump so far, four have incorrectly high correction totals (all at least 100% too high) and the rest are correct. I can't see anything different about those particular days, either.
It's so strange. I mean, how does this even happen? I can't figure out where it would even get those erroneous numbers from. I always use the bolus wizard, almost never change the recommended total, and, well, my old pump of two years never had this problem. It was always...correct. The only difference is that this one has updated firmware (and the only difference I've seen is a tiny one in how it handles selecting bolus type).
I guess I'll call the hotline tomorrow (and try not to sound like a crank), but, um, any ideas? I know I'm probably the only one who uses this information... ;)
Monday, January 12, 2009
Originally uploaded by lilituc.
Today I was setting my pump down when the light hit it just right: so pretty and yet immediately I knew it was Wrong.
Yep, it's a hairline crack. Don't worry; a
brand new refurbished pump should get here tomorrow morning.
All I know is it wasn't there two days ago, and I haven't dropped my pump. I have had it just over two years, though, and these things happen.
Goodbye, pump #1!