I was woken up with a high alert yesterday and my BG was like 17mmol (300mg). I thought it was weird as I was good when I went to bed and dinner wasn’t anything out of the ordinary. That site was one day old. I gave myself a manual injection and went back to bed.
I woke in the morning with a good reading 5.4mmol (100mg) and had breakfast only to have a massive post breakfast high 12 mmol (220mg) so I changed my site thinking it’s gone bad. Throughout the morning I was manually bolusing since I was still hovering at the 12 mmol mark. I put a temp basal of 180% and still it didn’t budge. By midday, my Bg was still high and won’t come down so I disconnected my connection and did a 10 unit bolus in mid air to see whether insulin was coming out. Lo and behold I only got like 2 measly drops and it was very slow to come out.
I called support and they troubleshooted and told me nothing was wrong with my pump and I should go and see an endo about my high BG. I told them that didn’t seem right as the insulin flow when I bolused was next to nothing! I suspected my basal was cut off because of this. The only insulin I was getting was from my manual blouses which wasn’t enough without the basal. They still insisted I check with my endo as the troubleshooting guide indicated my pump was working !
I told them I’m going to change out my cartridge, line and site out because this just doesn’t sound right. Sure enough it fixed the problem and my sugar came down.
I’m just a bit concern why the pump didn’t alarm to say there was an occlusion. Even if the line had airbubbles which I couldn’t see, it would have alarmed.
Has anyone experienced this with the tslim? I had it happen once in the past but thought my cartridge was due to be changed as it was on the third day but this one was not.