So I texted my CDE to discuss why she thought I was suddenly having so many lows.
"Today? Like 7."
"OK, I'm calling you."
We had discussed making changes to the basal rates, but not turning them down, but adding a profile for PMS which gave me approx. 20% more insulin across the board.
"Did you make the changes? It's early in the cycle for that."
"Did anything change? Are you eating less fat? Are you exercising more?"
I haven't exercised at all this week - my bad, and if anything, I'm eating more crappy foods, because that's what the pump lets you do! Add a snack here and there that's totally bad for you! I love it.
The only thing that changed is the site. I did a site change and used a different infusion set. I wasn't loving the Cleo, and I was going through them far too quickly, wasting them as they fell off during insertion or whatnot. I think 90% was user error and "Pump Novicery" but it was getting old.
She decided I had probably hit a blood vessel and that was making the insulin deliver far more rapidly than a standard subcutaneous delivery. The things I learn, I swear this disease has a never ending learning curve. The next infusion set should probably see things even out.
Except it hasn't. A few less lows, that's true, but they are still daily. And annoying. And we hates them, yes we do. We also hates highs too, which basically boils down to: "we hates diabetes."
(A beta cell is "my precious.")
So, my question is this, does the type of infusion set matter in the delivery of insulin? I wouldn't think it did, but is it possible? Or has my pancreas just turned on for a little while (I swear it does that sometimes)? Or is it just the unknowns of diabetes?
I hate unknowns. Maybe that's the great life lesson I was supposed to learn from this disease- that not everything can be controlled. If so, I reject it. :)
Anyone seen changes when you changed the type of infusion set?