Hi there! I am total need of help...
I've been diabetic since 1998, and on an insulin pump (Minimed) since 2000 - but over the last month have been experiencing serious problems with failed infusion sets. I now expect a really bad level over 15mmol (270) every other day, which then takes ages to get down again. Sometimes a set is fine for a couple of days, then others fail after 1 day, and others fail pretty much straight away.
I have tried moving the set (a QuickSet 6mm) around, from lower to upper abdomen, upper buttocks and thighs too, none of which seem to want to work very well.
I'm going to see the nurse on Friday, where she says she'll explain to me some new types of sets, and perhaps I can try those out, but I don't know if actually I just need a pump holiday to allow my body to recuperate? I've been eating well and exercising regularly, and I've done lots of basal testing. I literally think I've tried every option...but I'm now getting so dozy that I can't think straight. Has 10 years on the pump left me with too much scar tissue to function well? After a month of bad levels - which has never happened to such an extent before - I've had enough. I can't trust my insulin pump any more, and I am seriously questioning whether I should ask to switch back to injections.
Any advice would be wonderful!