Long story short: Medtronic is sending me a new pump tomorrow. Again. Those of you that remember my New Year’s Eve story, I’m sure you are all going WHY??
Apparently this pump has a software issue. If you see my graph from Carelink, you’ll notice that there are 12 zillion entries for “85.” I didn’t put those there. Or at least, I didn’t think I did.
The 522 models don’t allow you to just push a button and check how much insulin is on board. Since apparently my CGM is OCD and I’m only allowed to calibrate when I have little to no insulin in my system, I check the on board insulin by faking a blood sugar entry using the bolus wizard and then hitting escape once I find this info. The first number I scroll to do so is… 85.
For some reason, my pump is recording each entry like this. I don’t know why. Neither does Medtronic. Nor my CDE. Nor my pump trainer. And since my CGM readings are so wacky, they think it’s a software issue.
Therefore, I get another replacement pump. It will be purple. I’m excited!
Now – I don’t know if this will help the odd readings I have been getting in the evenings. For example, I got a 103 reading with double down arrows during my dance class last night. So I ran to check my sugars – and I was 225. Huh. Not only was it wildly incorrect, it was also telling me I was dropping fast when I was actually heading UP!
Otherwise, the readings have been fairly accurate (and accurately low). I’ve even had a boring straight line for hours on end. Yay consistency.
Happy Friday y’all!