I just started using the MM Paradigm and have the Quick Set infusion sets. I switched from Omnipod because of insurance reasons and LOVED the new MM when I got it. I've had trouble putting it on but I figured it was just nerves every time. The last few have been on just fine. But now instead of me causing occlusions, I have had high BG's and a no delivery alarm. I've gone through 3 infusion sets since 10PM last night and now I'm not sure what insulin I have been getting.
I changed the set last night because of a 300 reading, which was strange since I had good numbers with that set. So I changed everything out, reservoir and all and corrected. Then I woke up at midnight and was still 294 so I changed out the site only, I hate that I lose about 11 units in tubing alone so the less I can change, the better. Woke up in the 180's and figured I would try it and see if giving insulin would fix it. THEN a no delivery. Could it have been because I only changed the site and not the whole reservoir setup?
I'm a little frustrated because I don't want to go through all these infusion sets! Does anyone have any suggestions?
If you are using the insertor. Ditch it, and manually insert, making sure to pinch your skin up when you do. When I first went on the pump, I wasn't pinching up my skin when I inserted and the cannula was getting occlude because it was resting up against muscle versus fat. All Medtronic if you call them may replace your infusion sets. They were very good about replacing the 3 I blew through trying to get the darn thing to infuse.