After having a rough time with my blood sugars last year (and an A1C of about 8.6), I finally took charge and did something about it-bringing it down to 7.5% and finally 7.2%. My nurse was please and I was thrilled, hoping to maintain these A1Cs and bring them down to the 6's if I could. Unfortunately, my A1C from the last 3 months ended up back at 8.2% due to pump blocks (which I mentioned previously). Worse, I am now seeing blood sugars of 300s, 400s, even a 500 here and there. Luckily, they do not last for more than an hour after I correct them, but I cannot lie that I am feeling awfully depressed-after months of good control, my bgs are erratic. I am seeing people with great control and anxious about complications with my control. I'm 22 years old and T1 for about 18 years now. I'm not sure if I should talk to a pump trainer or go back to injections. Feeling awful. Any insight would be appreciated.
I'm really sorry that you'rer having such a tough time. I hated shots so I would first talk to a pump trainer. If you're having a lot of blockages, you may be using the wrong insertion sets. A trainer would be able to see if you're making any mechanical errors, go over your technique and suggest new sets if appropriate. I've been pumping about 5 years and have had my share of B- or C+ sites but I've only had a couple that were really bad. Having them constantly is a sign of either really, really bad luck or more likely a correctible problem. If that doesn't work, you can always go back to shots.