I have been using a pump for a pretty long time, and used to never have trouble with how long my infusion sets lasted. Recently I have only been able to get about 1.5 days of wear out of an infusion set before they suddenly start to not work as well (blood sugar steadily rises during basal periods, boluses take longer to work and are less effective). I used to be able to get at least 3 days or longer out of a set (i would forget to change it for 5 days sometimes). It could have also been that I never noticed because I wasn’t on top of my blood sugars as much until more recent years. I was using Ultraflex infusion sets, but since recently getting the t:slim X2, i have been using the t:90 sets (9mm cannula). I went back to the ultraflex once to see if it might just be the t:90s, but I only got a little more wear time out of it.
Does anyone have any experience with this issue, and what other infusion sets might you recommend that might not have to be changed as often? It is getting frustrating having my blood sugars spike in the middle of the day 1.5 days after inserting a new site. I would prefer something with a soft cannula and 90 degree insertion angle, also preferably with some sort of inserter device. Also it would need to use a luer lock connection.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!