#WW: A “Sure-T”hing?


I’m not sure yet. This is the 2nd Sure-T set I’ve tried. But so far, so good-ish.

My CDE was concerned that my odd blood sugar readings in the evenings (when I dance) are possibly attributed to my usual sets, the Quick Set, either slipping out of place during activity (causing highs) or squeezing out too much insulin (causing lows.) Plus, the real estate around my stomach is not very adequate, so I was sent samples.

The Sils I haven’t touched yet – mostly because they freak.me.out. And you’d think that having a thumb tack size needle in you 24/7 would be horrible too.

Sans the mild discomfort in the first few hours, I don’t really notice it. In fact, they are bit nicer because the set is FLAT (or close to it). So there aren’t any awkward bumps under my shirts to explain.

Blood sugar control wise? Hard to say yet. My Monday morning and most of the afternoon was a straight, uneventful line on the CGM. And it was accurate. However, I’m still having weirdness at night that can’t be pinpointed to anything.

Well, hm, that wasn’t Wordless at all…

I can’t draw straight lines with rulers

My CGM can, however,

Just under my high-alarm threshold. For the last three days.

For reasons all too familiar for the female PWDs, I haven’t been running my best and it’s starting to wear on me. It got to a point that I changed my infusion set at 3 am after an additional over-correction that didn’t work 2 hours earlier, a 135%  overnight basal rate for three hours, plus an injection of the same correction I administered with the pump.

I woke up 37 mg/dl. But – at least I woke up!

I probably shouldn’t make wild judgements at 3 am… but I was getting up every 2 hours to clear a high alarm that wasn’t budging and I wanted to sleep. And when there wasn’t a high alarm, I was checking my CGM to see if my correction(s) were working every 5 minutes so I really wasn’t sleeping anyway.

The site change may have been helpful because I managed to get a 90 at around lunch time. But my mornings are still incredibly resistant to all drugs. Maybe this is my body’s not so subtle way of telling me to find something different for breakfast.