What usually happens after 1 days with a plastic cannula is the site gets achy and my sugars start to go up. However if I use a shot for the bolus then I can extent the plastic site 2 days sometimes 21/2 days. I rarely if ever get 3 days. With a sure T or bent needle I can only get 1 day unless I shot the bolus then I get 2. I use mostly sure T’s since I am underweight. I use 3 days of insulin in my reservoir and simply change the site using the same reservoir I don’t like to waste insulin or supplies when I don’t have to change it.
It has been this way since I started pumping 8 years ago. It was about 6 years ago I started using shots for bolus because I was going through infusion sites everyday. I wonder if it is cause I am one of those people who don’t site still unless I am so sick I am in bed asleep. Even so though my BG is way better and I do not spend much time in the the hospital compared to no pump so it is worth it.
I rotate not a few inches but the other side of my body in a different area so I know it is not that. The sure T is the best infusion set I have had ever Very constant BG now I am able to lower them. The bent needle is reserved for monthly water retention and the short comforts/sills I use at a shallow angle in my thighs. They all work great for a day if I use only my pump then like if they had there own clock my BG starts to rise and rise.
I use skin preps, wash my hands, IV3000 tape cause I am allergic to pollyskin. I don’t mind taking a shot when I eat I am just wondering if anyone else does it and has seen the same difference.
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