Things are changing?

And as usual I have many more questions than answers, and am more than intimidated by the task(s) of figuring my way through it.

I have been using an insulin pump for somewhere between 11 and 12 years (I think).  For most of the last 10 years or so, my basal rates, insulin to carb ratios, and correction factors have been rock solid.

But all of a sudden, I’m not so sure anymore.  I’ve had a whole bunch of days in the last month or so where my stuff is all screwed up, the major symptom being sky high blood sugars for no real good reason.  I don’t know what to think!

Is all of this stuff really changing on me now?  Why?  Has this happened to any of you?  Or could it be something else?  Gum disease?  Some infection somewhere that I don’t know about yet? Have I been sick (but feeling fine) for a month?  What the heck is happening?!!

Picture of footprints with a quote that says "change is a process not an event"

It is very, very frustrating.  If my insulin needs are really changing, it is going to take a butt load of work to figure it out.  It involves going back to the basics, working my way through the “Pumping Insulin” book, and testing all of my settings.  I’m so not looking forward to it, but don’t know what else to do.

Suggestions anyone?

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Scott K. Johnson

Patient voice, speaker, writer, advocate, and Senior Community Manager at Blue Circle Health. Living life with diabetes and telling my story. All opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent my employer’s position. Read more…

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