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[IP] New MM508 - problem
With my refurbished MM5o8 problems I took a vacation from my pump for 7 days. Followed Dr. Bernstein's Diet; woke myself up twice a night for shots and had mostly normal blood sugar readings. I was very pleased to see I had "NO SPIKING" after meals which I always seem to have with the pump.
With this regime I managed to reduce my insulin intake by an average of 2/3 per day. I was down to an average of 9 - 9.5 units/day and felt great.
Today I reconnected to my new pump (a loaner from MM Canada; I also have a refurbished loaner from California). I carefully checked tubing/reservoir for bubbles/air blocks. Even put on my magnifying specs to make sure I could pick up tiny bubbles. Everything looked clear.
Went to a restaurant I've been to before (so I know now, through experience, my bolus amounts). I was shocked to watch my BS rise to 22. (after 3 hours) So I did another big bolus and my BS level went to 26.5. I checked the tubing, canula and everything looked good.
I thought the problem might be due to my insulin. I disconnected my pump and bolused by syringe. It is not an insulin problem. My blood sugars went down the way they usually do with a high like this.
I'm very puzzled.
Could this be due to a micro set (I usually use the ultimate)?
Could my abdomen (where I've been inserting for 2 years) be posing problems?
I have severe allergies and sensitivities to everything under the sun. Could I be allergic to the tubing?
I welcome your insights and help.
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