From Marysville, California, USA:
I am a type 1 diabetic and was recently released from the ICU from an unexplained DKA incident. I am on an insulin pump. I am once again having unexplained high sugars. I have checked my pump and supplies, but am not able to find something wrong. Medical tests haven't shown anything either. Are unexplained high blood sugars normal on a pump? Any suggestions?
Unexplained high blood sugars are not normal. I would not accept them. The first question that arises is, is the pump malfunctioning? Second, what are your infusion sites like? Third, is your insulin okay and not degraded because of temperature or light exposure? Fourth, have you had any type of intercurrent illness? Fifth, is your diet appropriate? Sixth, are you recording your blood sugars ofen enough to give your physician the data they might need to make good clinical decisions? Seventh, are you exercising enough? These are the type of questions that have to be asked over and over again if you are having high, unexplained blood sugars. You will need the help of a qualified physician to troubleshoot this.
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:10:00
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2018. Comments and Feedback.