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Hi all,

I can’t believe January has already flown past as it only seems like yesterday that we were celebrating Christmas.

January has certainly been a wet month with terrible floods all over the country including local flooding in my village which of course causes lots of people problems with travel, I just feel for the people who have really been affected by floods in their homes which must be awful.

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Cycling during January has certainly been damp, windy and really affected my BG levels even though I have been trying some specific cycle energy boost drinks and gels that have helped. The worst thing for me is when my BG level drops during the night even after dinner, one evening I was 10.0 before bed and then woke during the night to a hypo of 1.9 which I must say was very scary indeed – this was the closest I have had to needing an ambulance. I have now started to have a couple of biscuits just before bed to be on the safe side and a CGM would certainly help but too expensive for me to fund.

On the subject of CGM – we have been advised of the New generation of Medtronic Enlite Sensor which certainly looks great.

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I am sure you are all as curious as I am to see what other Diabetes products will be released in 2014 to make our Diabetes even easier to control.

Thanks for reading and please feel free to share this blog.

Andrew Borrett
MyPump
MyPump Blog

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Hi,

This week has been full of fun as my children are growing fast and becoming real little monkeys 😃.

During the week I am of course at work and I do look forward to the weekends which go so quickly, the children certainly test my patience and my BG levels tend to run low especially with all the running around with the kids. We had the family over last Sunday for lunch which was really great and we all had a great day especially the children who did plenty of painting and running around.

Have any of you seen or used the iCare Advanced BG Meter whic I seem to keep coming across – I have one to try so will keep you posted.

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As you may have already read in my previous Blog I commute by cycle to work which is not great in the wet but does keep me fit, I have been having a fair few low BG’s recently when I return home so find myself dipping into my stash of Haribo’s which I know are not ideal but do taste yummy. I have now tried eating a banana before I leave work and this has certainly helped but is there anything else that I could eat or even drink which would work as well ? My cycle is only 20 minutes so not that long and I was considering some of the specialist energy drinks supplied by cycle companies but have never tried them ?

Last night I cycled home after eating a banana and tested my BG level which was 7.0 so I had a couple of Jaffa cakes to last me until dinner which was all fine, I tested again before bed with a BG of 10.0 so good so far but then woke at 4.00am with a BG of 2.9 – all very confusing and quite scary ?

My lowest BG level this week was 2.3 during the night which was a little scary but luckily for me I always wake, the other downside is when I wake in the morning to a BG level of 14.0

I would love to hear of any Diabetes stories you may have to share and I would be more than happy to post on my site ?

Thanks again.

Andrew

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Hi all,

I trust you all had a good Christmas and a Happy New Year ?

This year I am going to try and creat a regular blog on whats been going on during the week with regards to my Diabetes, Highs & Lows, exercise and if I have discovered any new interesting Diabetes products.

If would also be a great help to both myself and all our fellow Diabetes friends if you could please let me know of any new products or even if you have your own blog which you would like me to share ?

This week has been extremely wet as we have like many others had bad floods especially in our village, as some of you may already know that I cycle to and from work which is only about 4 miles but not great in the wet or dark, I have super powerful front lights due to my poor night vision which certainly help as without them I would have big problems.

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I have been working hard this week and of course cycling which has been playing havoc with my BG levels as it could be 10.0 before I leave work but then drops to 4.0 before I get home, so any suggestions on what I could easily snack on before leaving work – my commute is only 4 miles. I have a very heavy mountain style bike so it’s very heavy so off to the cycle shop today to see what else is available providing Marlow isn’t still flooded.

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I have also had quite a few lows during the night and been waking up in a panic when my BG has been 3.0 which is really quite scary as you know, Haribo’s are always close by though :-).

This week I have been sent an iCare Advanced BG Meter () which I hope to review soon.

I am sure there will be some exciting products released this year for us from the Diabetes companies such as Medtronic, Roche, Bayer, Glucomen, Animas and even Dario – so watch this space.

Thanks for reading and please feel free to share this blog.

Andrew

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Hi all,

So Christmas is just around the corner and I can honestly say my young children are very excited.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you all so much for the support over the past 12 months, I am looking forward very much to see what 2014 brings us.

Have a super Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Kindest regards

Andrew

http://www.mypump.co.uk
http://www.mypumpblog.com

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The MiniMed® VeoTM is now the ONLY system clinically proven to significantly reduce hypoglycaemic events: The evidence-

Summary

Two studies assessed the effect of Sensor Augmented Pump therapy (SAP) vs. SAP therapy with Low Glucose Suspend.

Results:

· 32% reduction in night time hypos1
· 38% less severity and duration of night time hypos1
· 40% less values in the hypo range at night1
· 0 severe hypos2

Conclusion: If we are going to one day close the loop we need to help more people with type 1 diabetes to gain access to Sensor Augmented Pump’s with automated suspend features.

Thanks again for reading.

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So I arrived in London fairly early this morning after catching the 7.30am train into Paddington for my yearly Diabetes check up at the Western Eye Hospital in London which is always a nervous time. The journey was pretty good but the train in rush hour gets so busy and is certainly expensive – certainly not something I would want to do on a regular basis unless I was getting paid lots of money 😃.

My appointment was for 9.30am and I arrived at the hospital at about 9.00am hoping I would get seen quickly which is not usually the case but we live in hope, so arrived to quite a few people already waiting and took my seat as usual.

So I was sitting waiting patiently listening to some tunes on my Samsung Galaxy and starting to get bored already and after about 20 minutes I got called by the nurse who checks your vision plus the pressure in my eyes – the vision was the same as before but the pressure was slightly higher but nothing to be concerned about.

The nurse then puts in the dilating drops and anaesthetic drops ready for photos to be taken at the back of the eye for the consultant which sting like hell. Back to my seat to wait for the drops to start working for about another 20 minutes and I was then called to have the photos took which only takes a few minutes, again take a seat Mr Borrett.

Finally after another 30 minutes I was called by a consultant who looked about 15 years old and also joined by two other students training to be optometrists which by now I am used to and if it helps them learn it’s not a problem.

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