I was coming along nicely at the end of my first month with my Ping, getting my basal rates for different time periods set up, getting used to infusion sets, etc. Then the last week I’ve been having intermittent highs all week which don’t seem related at all to food as my I:C ratios are very stable. I suspected infusion sites which is the weak link in my learning curve and a couple times I changed my site and there was, in fact, a problem such as bent canulas and bleeding. But other times there was no evident problem.
Then today I noticed lumps under the skin nearby my current site and the one I’d been using this morning. I took a bath (I always take very hot baths) and bingo, the lumps were gone! I’d gone up to the mid- 200s this morning and couldn’t get down much with corrections. Then I was 181 before lunch and took my lunch bolus and an added correction. I correct to 110 and 2 hours after lunch - and after my bath I was down to 75!!!
I had mentioned this happening before when I first started on saline. At that time people said it could definitely affect absorption which makes sense. But nobody mentioned how to prevent them (other than taking baths all day…lol). I’m wondering now if this has been happening all week and causing my highs. I put my site in my belly and I am using Insets. I tried and liked Inset 30 but just had 2 samples.
Any suggestions how to prevent this pooling?