I started using an insulin pump about a month ago. I really liked it at first, but lately, almost every time I have a site change, the cannula gets bent or kinked and my BG skyrockets before I realize what’s going on. This is causing a lot of extra anxiety.
I started off using Mio infusion sets because I hate needles. I called my MM trainer and she had me try the silhouette, which worked fine when she inserted it, but when I tried to do it myself, it was very painful (and bloody) and I just couldn’t do it. Plus, it seems to leave a much larger scar than the Mio. If this is my only solution, I think I would rather go back to MDI.
Does anyone have any tips for the insertion process that will help with this problem? Or any general advice on how to deal with this? I’m ready to give up.