Well as the title suggests I’m thinking of giving up pumping.
Main reasons being.
- Number site failures, perhaps 1 in 5 regardless of placement, technique, early changes and rotation I’m still getting welts and issues with absorption. Tried a variety of different sets, different length cannulas and have found no respite.
- The large majority of my serious highs (Above 13mmol for me) are a result of a site issues, so much so that I always carry about a back up MDI set up anyway.
- Constantly being attached to something and what looks to be the beginning of scar tissue
- I’m also bothered by the sheer amount of packaging, additional cost and hassle that comes with keeping an infusion system going.
- I always correct with a shot to the deltoid as it’as much, much quicker than a correction via the pump. I think I can spend as much time in range via MDI than I do with the pump system without all the negatives.
I’ve just been in advised in the UK that the Abbot Freestyle Libre is to be made available on the NHS from November. I am currently pumping Fiasp, so I am considering a move back to the freestyle libre and pens.
Last time I used a basal I was on Lantus, what are your thoughts on Tresiba?
I think the Freestyle (which I loved, small sensor, super accurate for me and a nice interface to analysis data, much preferable to carelink). and MDI would seem like a welcome break. Which after all the hassle I went through to the get the pump and the CGM seems a bizarre statement to be making.