First, I want to say that I don't think it's a bad pod, but wanted to rule it out bc I don't know what it could be and I'm frustrated. :(
Yesterday I had a low when I woke up, not very low, but I was shaky and feeling terrible, which led to a little loss of control. So, I had two ginormous bowls of cherrios (the normal kind that just taste like cardboard, not sugary). I did 10 units of insulin through my pod (the largest bolus I've done before was maybe 3 units, my normal tdd is between 14 and 22 units depending on what I eat, so it seemed like a ton), but this is what my blood sugars looked like for the day:
7:30 52 cheerios 10 units
9:57 247 1.75 units
11:21 252 1.7 units
12:55 238 1.25 units
2:29 236 meat 1.7 units
4:39 242 2.3 units
6:13 267 6 units by syringe
8:00 202 almonds 2.0 units
This morning, I woke up and thought the horror was over, but...
10:47 229 2.55 units
1:44 224 2.35 units
The only calories I've had today were from heavy whipping cream in my coffee and the only calories consumed yesterday other than listed were the same, and I normally drink coffee with cream during the day without eating and basically flatline.
The corrections that I was doing were a bit on the low side, at first bc I was driving around on the highway with my kids, so I wanted to under-do the insulin, and then later because I felt like I was doing so many boluses on top of each other I was afraid that they would catch up with me. BUT I wasn't lowballing it that much -- I believe that 3 units would normally bring me down from 225 to 100ish. (It's been a while since I've tested it, but in the last couple of months I've had to correct for a 200+ and didn't have a problem.)
I was thinking it couldn't be an occlusion bc I *think* my b/s would be way higher than this and be rising if I didn't have some insulin coming in through the pod. The only insulin I've had by syringe was humalog at 6:13 yesterday, so I am sure I am getting some, or my b/s would not have been 111 this morning.
If I were not absorbing well from this pump site, wouldn't I have had more trouble overnight? Obviously I will change my pod when I get home, just in case. But I really want to know what has caused this, too.
I have NEVER had anything like this happen that I couldn't find an explanation for. Any ideas? I am afraid I broke myself with those damned cheerios. :( I have not eaten any grain whatsoever for the last two months. Do you think it could wreak that much havoc??? I could see messing me up for 12 hours, though I was surprised, but the next day?
Thanks for any thoughts you guys!