I’m sort of new to tudiabetes and haven’t figured out how to navigate all the forums hence I’m adding a discussion.
Just started my Animas Ping last Monday…
- I’m under the care of an endo nurse practitioner who really seems to know her stuff; yet it’s been one week and I feel like we’re moving too slow; I"m getting pretty crappy numbers and I feel she’s being too cautious in saying I have a 1/33 insulin ratio…I always thought it was more like 1/25 or even less. How long should it take until I"m seeing the 100 plus or minus 10 that is my goal? My basal rate is .250 an hour; is this typical?
- I just changed my site and thought I was going to have a cartridge of around 80 units; the pump says I have 43! I know I wasted at least 1 unit in priming (wasn’t paying attention…where did the rest go)?
- So, if I run low, can I just change the cartridge and not my site or do I have to change the whole infusion site too?
Any helpful suggestions would be nice; I’m doing okay but tend to stress out a tad. (Doesn’t help that I’ve been forgoing my wine since I got the pump (a week ago)! I am so excited about getting a pump and am not all that patient, and have getting really kind of bummed about still seeing BS in 200s.