I’m still wearing my CGM, so no real problems that I can’t catch.
I’m piloting my own plane so to speak and decided to do this on my own. I’ve not really consulted my endo, but to ask him to prescribe syringes for me. I’ve been pumping for so long that I didn’t have an active syringe prescription on file at my pharmacy.
I do split the my Lantus dose into two. I did that initially because the Lantus I was using had expired, and insulin loses its potency over time. I did a couple of once-a-day doses and and the end of those 24 hours my glucose levels weren’t good. Then I split it. Now I’m on a vial that isn’t expired, but I’ve just kept the same routine. I have my smartphone’s alarm set to remind me of the dose time.
The break for me is a combination of things. One I’ve been pumping for about 12 years. It’s just time for a break. It’s also time for a lifestyle reboot. I’m using so much insulin that I was plowing through pods at a crazy rate. With MDI I can get a real feeling for how much insulin I’m having to dose to stay in a normal range and, once my frozen shoulder is resolved a bit more, I have to get back to exercising. It’s a perfect storm of events: a new job that is time-intensive, a strong work ethic from me (meaning I work almost non-stop), and working from home (so my physical activity has plummeted and my body is reacting accordingly.)
I just don’t want the added annoyance of dose failures, failing pods, occlusions, or pods slipping off because I’m sweaty. Once my insulin doses drop down and I’m ready to go back to pumping, I will. However, for now, I want to be much more hands on. I never really disliked MDI anyway. I just always thought pumping would be better for me. Now I’m not 100% sure about that, so we’ll see what I end up doing a few months from now.