OK, I'm new on a pump and have some restrictions: Medicare, and an A1c of 8.1 using Humulin R-500 (5 times more potent than U-100) My meter shows unit as if I was using 100, but I KNOW that I have to multiply by 5 to correlate my MDI doses. So far no major problems, BUT I never seem to get my BG lower than 150. I am really trying to be accurate or slightly generous with my Carb intakes (estimates) and it has increased my awareness of what my carb intake really is. I am also on a GF diet and a Low or No Acid Diet due to a case of 'silent GERD' or LPR. I see my educator next Tuesday and she will probably up my basal by a few units. I had a red, itchy spot under the Pod where the canula inserts the insulin, once off, the itching lessened but the spot remains. New Pod isn't itchy so good news there. I had only the 50 Freestyle strips that came with the PDM, and tried to ration them by using readings from my strange old meter: the readings were 40-50 points higher on the old meter and since 'ONE SOURCE' my supplier can't get me my new strips until the 23rd, I looked elsewhere.
ALERT!! found good prices on Amazon, check out the suppliers and prices, I am a PRIME member so there is no shipping charge and 100 strips are enroute now.