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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Metformin g.i. effects seem to be better

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My g.i. tract seems to have adjusted again to the metformin. This is good news. I think I will stick to 500mg e.r. twice a day for 2 months instead of going up right away.  My bowels need a break! Hah!

Now we will see how well it controls my b.g. in my resistance week.  I need to up night time basals for sure. Hence my post before this one....yikes! 

Why are these X2 pumps so glitchy?

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These x2 pumps sure are glitchy little machines. This is my third x2 and now it just glitched out too.  Ignore the horrible graph, I had a bad night. One min it shows I started a new session, yet I had not, then the next min it decides to work.  Im glad I took pictures because I was about to call Tandem.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

I am still fighting Metformin G.I. side effects

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I am still trying the Metformin and still having bouts of g.i. issues.  I think I have been on twice daily 500mg dose for 2 weeks. Whew I think I'm past the g.i. effects and then BAM 430 A.M. my bowels are attempting to see how hard they can cramp before I die. Holy shit I hate bowel cramps! I finally just took 2 Immodium after 8 hours of on and off cramping and then finally cramps so bad I couldnt stand. I laid on the floor curled in a ball in the living room with my 2 kids.  The immodium finally stopped the cramps after an hour. Jeesh.

I am really hoping this stops soon.  I was going to go up to 1000mg twice daily in a couple weeks but now I am rethinking that idea. I think Ill stay at my current dose for 2 months.

I am just exhausted now from all the cramping, horrible pain and pooping!

Heres to hoping it stops after today!  Fingers crossed.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Got my third replacement tandem x2 insulin pump.

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I just got my third replacement tandem x2 pump in the mail the other day.  I still have to do the tedious work of  copying down settings into the new one. 

My first x2 could not get and keep Dexcom signal.  Now the 2nd one keeps freaking out and saying I have an invalid transmitter id.  Which is incorrect because it works on my Android and there is no paired receiver and it is not even on.  I did a shut down and got a new transmitter from Tandem.  Still doing the same thing, invalid transmitter i.d. 

So even though it is driving me a little crazy to have it do this I understand it is a mechanical and electronic device and they do fail.  I typically have the worst of luck so I fully expect things like this to happen to me.  I also still love #TandemDiabetesCare and do not plan on switching pump companies any time soon.  Im holding hope and faith in the upcoming closed loop with Dexcom.  Ive been wearing a #Dexcom for 7 years this December. 

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