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Old 04-07-2013, 10:25   #1
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im getting fitted with the revel pump and cgm next month. i had the cgm on for a week already because they eanted to test my glucose over the course of a week and sleeping with that wasnt bad. how about the pump though? im a fairly light sleeper and am worried that it is going to keep me awake thinking about rolling over on it.

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Might be a little tough but you will get used to it and after a while you won't even know it's there. Pump and cgm are certainly the way to go. I was doing MDI a minimum of 6 times a day until I went to the pump. Still not fun but much better than being like a pincusion.

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Im in the same boat atm. 6-7 time a day with levemir and novolog. And i still cant get my BS down low enough. My doc is going to be putting me on the u500 insulin.

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I have the omnipod and have no problem sleeping with it. as long as its not over my rib cage I can sleep in any position without a problem. if its on my ribs I feel it if I sleep on it.

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im getting fitted with the revel pump and cgm next month. i had the cgm on for a week already because they eanted to test my glucose over the course of a week and sleeping with that wasnt bad. how about the pump though? im a fairly light sleeper and am worried that it is going to keep me awake thinking about rolling over on it.
I sleep fine with mine. Most of the time it is near one of my biceps. I don't notice it at all and I am a side sleeper

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Ever heard of people disconnecting the pump when u go to sleep? Is it feasable?

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I can't disconnect. It is still giving me a basil dose during the night. I will disconnect for a short peroid of time but can' t do it for that long.

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I was just stuffing my pump into my pajama pocket then went to laying it at my side. These days Ive been using a slim-line f-a-n-n-y pack kinda like the Spy Belt or like runners use. This by far has been the most comfortable way to sleep.

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They are not bad to sleep with at all. I worried about it at first, but am now used to it. I just let it sleep by me...and I am a turner during the night...switch between tummy and side a lot! At times...very rare....I will get "tangled" up but since it doesn't have long tubing I don't worry much. I have found even when it lies under my stomach I don't even notice it there. The revel is about as large as a small cell phone! Good luck!!! I am new to this too...pumping since Thanksgiving week 2012.

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Oh, and you really sjould stay connected at night. You receive your basel insulin this way. If you disconnect you are likely to have higher fasting numbers. It is recommended you not disconnect for longer than 1 hour at the time. I see my sugar creep up within 30 minutes but every one is different.

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