Ok tonight was not one of my better pod nights. I had to change my pod tonight so I started out just as normal as usual but when I got to the point where you fill the pod and listen for the two beeps things went down hill. First off I didnt get the two beeps I got the never ending screetching sound. Ok no big deal you just call Insulet and they replace it.
But THEN I went to get a new one started. Got the two beeps so things were looking good. However I finally made the mistake I'm always worried about. I took the cap off, removed the paper backing and placed the pod on my body. Before doing the priming step! I went ahead and inserted the needle and everything seemed to be going ok. So I called Insulet about the defective pod and the prime problem. As always they were very polite and listened to my story, replaced the one pod, but told me the prime problem wasnt possible. Something about the pod shouldnt be able to prime if it is already on your body. I told him everything appeared to be fine so far. He seems to think in the next 2 or 3 hours I should start to see a problem. Blood sugar should go up. But that wouldnt be anything new. Mine always goes up when I change a pod.
Last time I changed was the first time I havent gone too high. I took 2 units before taking the old pod off and after I got the new one on I set it to run a temp basal at +95% for 2 hours. I never had a dramatic drop that evening, that night or the next morning. That evening it did go up a little but not the upper 200's or 300's like it usually does. So I was happy with that. I was going to do the same thing tonight but I didnt expect to run into the problems that I've had so far. I think at this point I just have to keep a really close eye on it and dont panic.
Ok this is one of the times I have to admit D is a pain in the a**. I always say that D is a piece of cake, its the MS that I have that is a pain in the a**. But when stuff like this happens (and thank god it doesnt happen very ofter) I have to just shake my head and try to deal with it and admit its not always so easy.
Hopefully tonight it wont drop like a ton of bricks or sky rocket when I go to bed. Oh well I'm glad I have a CGM.