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Re: [IP] Ready to throw pump in lake

Are you sure your meter is operating correctly?

Edward wrote:
> I'm stumped.
> After almost twelve years on the pump I am ready to toss it in the lake. My
> blood sugars have been outrageous bouncing from 400 to 50 and back again. I
> am on this lovely roller coaster ride that the pump was supposed to make
> obsolete.
> My diabetes educator says to make sure I change sites and go into areas that
> are fresh. Well, I am in a fresh area and my last blood sugar: 409 (yes,
> like the cleaner).
> Later week, I had a 357 and took 3 units of humalog to bring it down. Three
> hours later: 50!
> It seems like an absorption problem where maybe insulin is pooling and then
> being spit out when the area fills up. MiniMed people and I have done the
> diagnostics and everything is fine. They are now sending out a new pump to
> just be sure there is nothing mechanical going on.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated. Is anyone else going through this? I
> had better control on shots and I am about to go back to them. 400 blood
> sugars are ridiculous for a pumper.
> ED
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