Insulin Pump Query

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AMcD DAFNE Graduate
University College Hospital, Galway
38 posts

Does anyone else experience higher than normal BG levels prior to an insulin set change? I find the insulin seems a lot less effective after about day 3 of a vial in the pump but after changing the insulin vial and set BGs are back to normal. I would appreciate any comments whether pump users experience this or not.

Thanks in advance.. Andy

HelenP DAFNE Graduate
Queensland Diabetes Centre, Brisbane, QLD
205 posts

Andy, I sometimes get erratic readings after the set change. Endocrinologist says the new set is settling in. I have been a diabetic for 40 years and have had a lot of injections (predominantly into my abdomen)...theory is I have damaged the underlying layer so it takes a while to establish a pathway. I occasionally experience some irritation around the point of insertion if I let the set go for more than about 3.5 days and I think this impacts on BGs (i.e. raising them a little...not quite an infection but certainly slightly inflamed).

Helen