Do you think anyone finds "inner peace"? Well I want to try. I have been thinking about it a lot lately, seems things are not as "peaceful" in my life as I want them to be. Maybe let things roll off my back.....that will be the technique at work.....but this morning I laid and listened to the sound of the waves for an hour and decided it was time to find my inner peace. Lifelong happiness. Wow, how non-tangible!
Lets get back to business.....the business of diabetes. Yesterday I had 3 no delivery alarms on my pump! I was using the new-to-me Cleo 9 sets. My first one out of the box was fine....no issues at all. I put this second one in......9am ish in the morning....and went on with my day. I did not eat (bad girl, I know) until noon that day (sorry Devin, I know I said I would eat breakfast but it did not happen that day!). When I ate, I bolused. Half way through, a no delivery alarm.
"That's strange", I thought. I unhooked the infusion set and put a .5 unit prime through, it delivered no problem and I saw a bubble of insulin come out. I reconnected - and it seemed to deliver no problem.
I watched my BG rise and rise over the next few hours. I would have yanked out my site, but I was on an airplane and decided I would change the set when I landed.
I kept on checking my BG and bolusing accordingly. After that initial rise, it did not go up and more. It stayed level for about 30 minutes (Gross, I was up to 15mmol/L and felt like crap). It did return back to normal.
Do I trust the set? No. Did I change it? No....why? Still travelling....had to change planes in Montreal.
I had another 2 more no delivery alarm later in the day. Same solution - once I disconnected and reconnected, it delivered no problem.
I did not change my set because my BG values stayed fine and the solution always involved disconnect, reconnect and rebolus.
This morning - all was fine. Woke at a good level of 6.7....no delivery issues at all today. Yesterday was a very strange day. Very strange.....and if I were home, I would have yanked the set right away. I stuck it through - but let me tell you, I had a syringe and vial of insulin in my hand ready to go!