I'll make this short and sweet for now:
Either my pump is malfunctioning or I'm having some sort of really bizarre scar tissue issues, but either way I'm going to have to go back to MDI until this matter is cleared up. I haven't been on Lantus since 3 or 4 years ago and even then my dosage was horribly inaccurate because I was a) a horrible diabetic, and b) injecting into scar tissue (so most of the shot was not being absorbed properly).
My endo can't see me until the end of October and my GP is the first to admit that he doesn't know enough about diabetes to comfortably adjust/create a dosage regiment for me. He is willing to give me an Rx for Lantus until either Medtronics is willing to admit fault and look at my pump or until the endo sees me, BUT he only feels comfortable doing so if I know myself how to calculate a Lantus dosage . . . I told him that I do, but obviously since I'm here asking this question I don't.
So any help would be appreciated. This is was I can tell you about my diabetes history:
8 grams of carbs equals an increase of 50 mgdl.
1 unit Humalog equals 50 mgdl/8 grams carbs
My basal on pump is as follows:
12:00 am - 5:00 am 1 unit
5:00 am - 9:00 am 0.85 units
9:00 am - 5:30 pm 1.05 units
5:30 pm - 12:00 am 0.90 units
I have a very severe dawn phenomenon at some point between 5:00 am and 9:00 am so I have my pump set to keep my BG at 170 during those hours so I don't dip below 70 before waking up.
I used to take 30 units of Lantus in one dosage (but I don't know how relevant that is because I also took 30 units of humalog with every meal, I never counted carbs or watched what I ate, and I hardly ever tested). I had an A1C of 10.8 pre pump (if memory serves me properly) and I have an A1C of 6.6 now that I'm on the pump.
Any thoughts, advice, ideas would be greatly appreciated because I am currently out of options.