Lately I've been having major issues with my Medtronic Minimed pump. It seems that more times than not, the cannula that goes into my stomach will bend or kink resulting in me not getting the insulin I need. Before, the rare event would cause my pump to give me a "No Delivery" warning, so I would know to change my infusion set right away. Now, it doesn't give me a warning, so I go about my day, eating what I normally eat, only to start feeling sick a couple hours later because of a blood sugar of 350+.
I'm getting very frustrated for many reasons:
1. The pump is supposed to be convenient and supposed to give you better control of your blood sugar. Since my cannulas are kinking and my pump is not giving me a warning, my blood sugar control is worse now than it was before going on the pump. It's also become an inconvenience since I get so sick from high blood sugars that I've been having to leave work early, waste tubes, call Medtronic, etc...
2. I work very hard to eat healthy and eat the right foods for my blood sugar control, but when this happens, I feel like there's no point in trying so hard when my pump and it's supplies malfunction and I have high blood sugars anyway.
3. These supplies are not cheap! I've wasted so many in the past month because of this problem...
On Friday, I had to change my infusion set 4 times because of it bending and kinking and spent all night and early morning fighting highs. I've called Medtronic and according to them, I'm doing everything right in the way I insert it, so I don't know what else to do.
I'm looking for advice, options... anything. Would you suggest a different pump? Should I go back to giving myself shots? What would you do? Have you had a similar experience? HELP!!