Insulin Pump

By Starry_D Latest Reply 2013-11-09 21:45:56 -0600
Started 2013-11-04 20:06:20 -0600

Okay, so I got a pump 5 days ago. My blood sugar is wacky and out of control. I cannot find a good site. I have tried both sides of my stomach, and my hip. Anyone have any advice? I seriously don't want to have to send it back because of my sugar. /:

5 replies

jaydoubleyou23 2013-11-09 21:45:56 -0600 Report

It's totally normal! I got my pump and the doctor told me for the first week expect sugars in the 300s. And it totally sucked but I promised that it's okay and totally worth it! After the first week if it still goes on call your doctor and change your bolus/basal rates.

casspetrick 2013-11-07 23:09:40 -0600 Report

I have had my pump for about 6 years… It definitely takes some getting used to in the beginning. My blood sugars were all over the map at first. You probably do need to adjust your basal and bolus settings they may be too high, that's the exact same thing that happened to me. I worked with my endo and diabetes clinic to find the proper settings. The tests they make you do can be very tedious but they help you figure out the rates you need so it's worth it. I usually inject the needle on the outer edge of my stomach, closer to the hip bone. I found that that general area doesn't hurt at all. Hang in there, having the pump makes your life so much easier! Once you get used to it you'll love it!

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2013-11-05 14:43:39 -0600 Report

I started mine 7 days ago, I am putting mine further out from the abdomen. Don't get discouraged, it's a brand new therapy to you and could take a little time to settle in. Don't over react to BS readings, look for patterns and it will help get basals and IC's and corrections dialed in. I thought my carb counting was pretty good, until I started pumping. Are you working with a good endo on your formulas and stuff?

mrwhited 2013-11-05 12:06:08 -0600 Report

Try putting your cannilus on the side of your body. There's more flesh there. I have had my Medtronics pump for 2 years. If you need anything just ask.

kimfing 2013-11-04 21:24:48 -0600 Report

Have you adjusted your basal rates? My husbands was wacky too at first. Don't give up yet. Talk to your Dr.