I'm offically fed up with Diabetes in everyway. I had a pretty big mental breakdown over it was night when once again the number on my meter was not what I deserve for all the hard work I put in.
7 Day Average: 181
14 Day Average: 171
30 Day Average: 166
60 Day Average: 149
90 Day Average: 151
I'm not pleased, to say the least. I can't seem to make my body use the Insulin that I'm feeding it. I'm needing way more then I have ever needed before. This has been going on too long for me to be sick & I can't blame it on hormones because it never changes.
Of the last 8 or so sites that I have put in, 5-6 of them have "blown out" due to the amount of Insulin I'm pumping through them. These sites are not made for 15-20 unit bolus', I'm convinced. So, I started doing a combo bolus' of however many units over 10 minutes & still they leak all over my shirt & then I smell like grade school nurses office (bandaids) the rest of the day.
I've been on the pump for a year. I use Insets & I've never used anything else. They told me I needed a 90 degree site because I'm "fluffy" & I would get better absorption, plus I was never too keen on inserting manually.
This weekend I went away with a friend who is also counting her life away :) She suggested I try one of her of comforts. She said she felt she had better absorption with them. The first one I put in gave me better numbers (not great, but I didn't see a 200 or 300 the first night). I pulled that one out in my sleep due to the 42" tubing that I'm not used to. I put another one in the morning & used Tagaderm. My BS's have still be "eh", but not quite as bad. I'm not sure if I can credit the site or the salad for that one.
I actually like inserting them manually. I really have less soreness in the site, I don't even notice they are there. I don't think I realized I was even sore until I tried these. I think regardless of better or worse numbers, I'm going to call & order some of them for my next supplies delivery.
My one wish for today: That I could sit down to a big ol' hamburger & fries & never once think - "Man this is going to suck later" or "Well the bun should be about 40g & the fries are 60g, so I bolus for 100g of carbs. Man I eat alot of carbs".