I know I’m not the only one who has had the issue of their sites prematurely failing because they stop absorbing well, so i am wondering how many people have switch insulin and found better consistency and longer lasting infusion sites?
I have been taking Humalog in a pump for about 20 years, and in the past year or so I have had very rapid failure of my infusion sites. Like clockwork after about 1.5 days it goes from working fine to just not absorbing at all it seems. There are no leaks, but it just pools up under my skin. It will eventually absorb, but I think it takes so long that it basically goes bad and doesn’t do anything. If i change my site I will be find for another 1.5 - 2 days. This also causes a lot of inconsistency, so I will have great BG one day, and then it will just go all to heck on the second at some point, which then means it takes a long time to get back in range and steady.
I have tried various infusion sets and even fresh areas on my body with roughly the same results (maybe an occasional lucky break once in a while, but not repeatable), so I have to imagine it is something to do with the insulin. Others have mentioned it could be the case as well.
I am just curious who has experienced the same thing, what insulin did you switch from and switch to, or if that didn’t help is there some other solution to the same issue you found?