One of the things Grace wanted for Christmas was an insulin pump skin. Her pump is just over a year old, but definitely beginning to show signs of wear and tear. So a little birdie told my sister, and what do you think was under the tree on Christmas morning?
Tie-dye! Just the one she wanted! OMG, Aunt D is the BEST!
But there seems to be a problem. For the eight days she wore the skin, she had three major problems. Each time her blood sugars have risen and refused to come down. I'm talking 300s and 400s. Each time the site looks fine when we pull it. Each time it's been a relatively new site.
What I'm saying is, there were no air bubbles in the tubing, no blood in the canula, the canula was not kinked, and the insulin was fresh. Could it be that the rubber skin not allowing air to circulate around the pump and thus heating up the insulin? It's an Animus pump and an Animus skin - they're made to go together. But, hello? Three site changes in 8 days? Seems a bit much, no?
Has anyone else had this problem? She's taking a break from wearing the skin for now, to test my theory. We'll try again in a couple of days and see if we get different results. But for now it's back to the plain old nakey pump.
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