I really need good advice. For the past year I've felt really helpless in my situation and I'm losing hope that things will get better.
For the two years since my diagnosis, I've been sick constantly. I would say two weeks of every month. I have two little boys and I know that parents are more apt to get sick more often than folks who aren't exposed to bugs, but I get sick everytime one of my boys get sick and I get sick even when they're not sick.
Over the past year and I've had this weird thing happen where whenever i put even the slightest pressure on my arms or legs and let them fall asleep, I get extremely painfull pins and needles. It first started happening about 5 years ago, then once every few months. Now it happens everyday. I wake up in the middle of the night with sharp pain shooting down my hand because I felt asleep lying on it.
I thought that getting better bg control would be the answer to at least improve these problems (because in both cases the docs say it's in my head). So I got a One Touch Ping insulin pump in January. I saw the pump trainer a few times and followed up with her a few times. And the basal program seems to work, except for fasting numbers, but the bolus and correction factors don't work. I've been sick so often that I can't tell whether the program's off or my bgs are high because I'm fighting a cold. I also think my honeymoon ended this year.
I've tracked my diet, my exercise, my bgs, test 5 times a day every day, eat typically 30 grams of carb in a meal and my A1cs have been terrible. Before I went on the pump they were creeping up from lowest 6.3 to highest 6.7. My A1cs now were 8.9 and 7.3. I can't get my fasting below 8, most days it's 9-11. If I go to bed high, I stay consistent during the night. But if I go to bed low, I wake up really high.
I wrote to the pump trainer for advice and she told me to raise my bolus during the night. I did and my numbers only got worse.
I gave up the pump this week, but the numbers I used to use for needles aren't working either. When I saw my endo he gave me supreme s*** for my high A1cs and blamed it on the transition to the pump.
Where should I start? What should I do? I just want to get to the point of maintaining. Where I'm not trying to figure out what's wrong and why my health keeps getting worse despite my hard work.
What do you think I should do?