Never asked for help before, but I finally realized I could use it. Just joined up. Here goes:
Have always had a problem getting A1C below 8.4 Last A1C was 9.2 in November.
Diagnosed 15 years ago. Started Type 2, then migrated to insulin about 12 years ago.
Been on Minimed pump for 5 years now (moved to Revel 523 last year) using Novolog insulin. Running CGM about 1.5 years. Find that my insulin peak time is hours 2-3 post bolus.
Test myself many times per day (8-12) depending on physical activity, pump readings, etc.
Am physically fit (workout 5-6 times per week cardio running, biking and elliptical) and understand carb counting, proper nutrition including low glycemic carbs and portion control.
See Dr and CDE in NYC regularly, plus work with another CDE remotely who is also a type 1 pumper.
Honestly, besides convenience, being on the pump has not improved my BGs.
Despite my best efforts, vigilance and intense focus on trying to control my diabetes, I still cannot find the right handle on getting consistency in my BG readings to the point where my A1C shows it. So far, being on the pump is like my golf game. Flashes of brilliance, but consistent mediocrity!
Does anybody have insights based on personal experience how to turn this around. It am frustrated and not sure where to go from here. Tx