First time poster here,
How are you guys getting more than 3 days of insulin use with your tSlim?
I was on a Medtronic for 12+ years and could easily go 6-7days on one reservoir of 180u in my pump. Insulin was fine for the full 6-7 days. I used Novolog. I would switch my infusion site if it became itchy or loose. But, most of the time I could go 6-7 on the infusion site as well with no negative effects.
Now, I switched over to the tSlim and I am lucky to get a full 3 days before the insulin seems to “go bad.” Still using Novolog. I have tried leaving insulin in the cartridge in the pump and just changing my infusion site, but that does not help at all. Unless I do a full cartridge, tubing, and site switch, my blood sugar will spike right at 3 days and not come down no matter how many boluses I give. It just levels off and still slowly rises over the hours.
Once I change the cartridge, tubing, and site, my blood sugar comes back down to normal with the next bolus.
I am using the same type of infusion sets with both the Medtronic and the tSlim.
I have been trouble shooting this for about 6-8 weeks and have not had any success in figuring out what the difference is between the Medtronic setup and the tSlim setup.
I am about ready to give up on the tSlim and just go back to my Medtronic due to the frequent site changes, waste of insulin, and ultimately waste of money.
FYI, the Dexcom CGM that I am using in conjunction with the tSlim rocks!
Thanks for any help!