Hello everyone. I’m new to the group And having many issues I’m hoping someone may have gone through the same thing or have a solution. I have been writing on Diabetes Facebook groups, but so far no luck.
Here is my situation In a nutshell:
Type one diabetic for over 25 years. Been on an insulin pump for more than 17 years. Started the new tandem pump about a year ago and shortly after started having issues with my blood sugars rising and occlusion Alarms. We did a ton of troubleshooting (Trying new insulin, trying all different infusion sets, using parts of my body that had no scar tissue And then even getting A replacement pump) all did not solve my problem. After multiple months of high blood sugars and so many occlusion alarms I went back to the Medtronic. I started the Medtronic 780 G in November 2023. All started off well and then started getting occlusion alarms again. ended up doing a ton of troubleshooting with Medtronic as well, and even another replacement pump, all which have not solved my problem.
I have come to the conclusion that it is likely an issue where I am getting inflammation at the end of the infusion site. My body seems to be rejecting all infusion sets. I have tried them all including the metal ones. Has anyone else’s body just started rejecting infusion sets?
I have been told to pick up some Flonase and use it on the site before injecting as it has a steroid in it and that may help. Someone has also suggested taking over the counter antihistamines. I am just curious if anyone else has gone through the situation if you ever came up with a solution.
Today I decided to take off my pump and I’ve gone back to injections, which I really don’t want to do. thanks so much for your time and listening and hoping to have A good conversation about this.