This morning after I woke up I decided it was time to change my infusion set for my insulin pump. Before changing my infusion set, I gave 1.5 units to start working in my body in preparation for breakfast. Note: I have dawn phenomenon so I give about 1.5 units first thing in the morning then the rest of the insulin I will need for my breakfast about 5 minutes before I eat. This really helps reduce my blood sugar rise post meal. Anyways, today when I was about to change by infusion set I decided to put on a Sure-T. I was using a quick set, which works fine for me most of the time. I don’t use the Sure-T a lot because it hurts me if I put it in the wrong place and sometimes it is hard to figure out what a good place is. I haven’t used a Sure T for a couple of weeks, so I thought I would give it a go again. I put the new infusion set in my upper abdomen area, gave the rest of my bolus for my breakfast eat and left for work. During this time, I also changed my Dexcom CGM. About 2 hours after I changed my Dexcom I put in my two calibrating blood sugar readings, which shocked me when I saw that my blood sugar was 241 and 244! Typically my blood sugar after breakfast is no higher than 150. So I gave a bolus of 2 units and jogged in place for about 5 minutes. Then the arrow on my Dexcom went from going up slant ways to going straight up. What the heck! I carry an extra Sure-T in my purse to I got it out and pulled off the old one. Underneath the infusion set I saw the problem. The insulin had pooled under the tape and was not getting into my body. Yikes! Have any of you had this happen before and do you know why?
Side note: I have a tendency to feel incredibly bloated periodically, like there is a ton of air just under my skin in my upper abdomen. I don’t know why and it doesn’t last all the time. Anyone have this happen too?