Curious, @Laddie, whether you worked with your endo to start the untethered regimen or just implemented it yourself? I've spent the last three days high almost non-stop and I truly believe it's at least in part due to absorption issues. I've been advised to steer clear of my stomach due to lipodystrophy (and I suppose possible scar tissue, though my stomach seems to absorb the best), and so I've moved to my legs. But my legs, for some reason, have never been a good site for infusion sets even though I avoid the area and so it's not an issue of scar tissue; the sites just always hurt, bleed, or extremely irritated, and don't absorb well, and this is exactly what's happened to me now despite changing sites every day. I just switched to another area away from my legs and we'll see if that works better (if it does it'll mean I'll crash, because I've jacked all my pump settings up for the past two days). I'm getting extremely frustrated with sites as I feel like they're a big contribution to these days where I run high non-stop and just can't get in range.
So I'm considering using the untethered regimen, but my endo appointment isn't until the end of August. He doesn't really care what I do, but I just wonder whether it would seem odd to him for me to start on my own, especially since he may or may not have actually heard of this approach. I do have Lantus here, so that would be no barrier, but I'll need to tell him eventually because I'll need a renewal of the prescription.
I'm thinking even taking 25% of my basal as Lantus would help take the edge off these highs with the sites that seem to partially absorb but don't work very well.