Well my first day on the pump started off well, then I was fighting lows before and after dinner. I think the CDE has programed my pump wrong. Before going on the pump my carb ratio was 1:15 and my ISF was 1:2 with a lot of lows. Now my carb factor is 1:10 and my ISF is 1:3 and my basal rate is 0.70 all day.
I know it is trial and error, I guess I was just hoping (you know dreaming) that everything would be smooth for me. Hopefully in a few weeks I will be cruisin and my ratios will be rectified and I won’t be eating 104g worth of carbs within an hour to bring my BG up…lol.
Now my inset is itching, is this normal? I’m wearing an Inset 30, I think I should try the 90degree on the next site change. Is it possible to pull it out a little bit and still have insulin delivered. I pulled on it this morning when I was pulling my shirt down…ouch.
The only part I find irritating is that the CDE’s at the diabetic clinic I go to are book people. They don’t really listen to me and my 17 years experience with THIS body. My bf is telling me to do what I think will be right and screw what they say. I just think that I have to follow their “rules” to a certain point to prove them wrong, then maybe they will at least take time to listen a bit.
I’m hoping it will be a better night with no lows. I avoided one already by eating a snack with no bolus.
This is just the road to better management, I’m sure all you pumpers had your rocky roads in the beginning.