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Insulin going bad in pump

Started this discussion. Last reply by Zoe Jul 10. 4 Replies

Hi everyone -Lately, my insulin seems to be going bad sooner. My blood sugars skyrocket and I do not like it. What are the signs a pump is going bad? How long do they last? Could that be my problem?Continue


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Laura commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"I truly believe that is a shame also. I know that people are out there begging to get them and cannot through insurance, etc problems. Not only that but it is wrong. I'm sure alot of us have equipment that others who are in need could use.…"
Sep 21
Zoe replied to Laura's discussion 'Insulin going bad in pump'
""Tired" is just my word for it, Laura. But yes, I have experienced that if I use my favorite body part (stomach) for a very long time, it loses effectiveness; I've heard other people say the same. Can't hurt to try another area…"
Jul 10
Laura replied to Laura's discussion 'Insulin going bad in pump'
"I appreciate both answers. I didn't know that a certain part of the body can get tired at all. Never heard that. That is not really good news for me. I'm really skinny and don't have alot of places to choose from. If I pick a new…"
Jul 10
Dave replied to Laura's discussion 'Insulin going bad in pump'
"It's unlikely that your insulin is "going bad" again and again, unless a single vial you are using is bad, and several fills of the pump from that same vial have exhibited the same issues. Then again, if the vial had lost potency, you…"
Jul 10
Zoe replied to Laura's discussion 'Insulin going bad in pump'
"Insulin going bad is not too common. Is it cloudy appearing? How long do you leave in your set? Some people find they can only leave it in a certain number of days before the insulin becomes less effective. (It's not technically bad). I would…"
Jul 10
Laura posted a discussion

Insulin going bad in pump

Hi everyone -Lately, my insulin seems to be going bad sooner. My blood sugars skyrocket and I do not like it. What are the signs a pump is going bad? How long do they last? Could that be my problem?See More
Jul 10
Laura commented on Michelle Curtis's group 'Celiac and Diabetes'
"It's been 3 years and I've only gained about 3 lbs. I keep thinking it will come back but I've finally had to buy way smaller clothes! Funny, every time I think I've gained, I weigh myself and I'm at the lowest weight! Maybe…"
Jun 11
Laura replied to Kimberly's discussion 'Adhesive' in the group Dexcom Users
"No kidding! The quality of 'stick' has definitely gotten worse. I wrote them a comment lately that they should talk to the Insulin pump people and get some ideas. Kind of makes me mad."
May 2
Laura replied to Gayle Kodimer Mckenna's discussion '1st restart (day 7) and getting ??? right away!' in the group Dexcom Users
"I got a replacement G4 in January and my sensors are not lasting 6 days lately. But I have had the issue you're having before. I just try it again - start it over and see what happens. Sometimes it will work, sometimes not. Personally I think…"
Mar 26
Laura commented on Rob's group 'Dexcom Users'
"Yes. I just got a new one in December and was having the same problem. So they had me turn that one back in and sent me another one. Same problem. I have not called them back. I liked the first one much better and would rather have that one back -…"
Mar 19
Laura replied to Soaring Freak's discussion 'How well does you meter average compare to actual A1C?' in the group Dexcom Users
"Mine is crazy. I've figured out if I stay in the BG 50-70 range, THAT will get me a 6.0 A1C. I think the number is ridiculous in my case. And it's darn hard to function at those blood sugar levels anyway. I just don't believe in the…"
Oct 11, 2013
Laura replied to cathy van de moortele's discussion 'martial art and dexcom G4' in the group Dexcom Users
"My goodness! 32 DAYS? I think you have all the answers - how do Yours stay on so long?? I finally broke down and got the Mastisol - but even it comes off of me. Tape irritates - but not everyone.I think you are the G4 Master."
Jun 5, 2013
Laura replied to Benjamin McLaughlin's discussion 'G4 Got Rained On' in the group Dexcom Users
"Wow - I'd call it luck but I freak out if 2 drops of water get on it. Thanks for the input, can't wait to hear from others on this. It is a real drawback!"
Jun 5, 2013
Laura replied to halfnelson's discussion 'Placement of the G4 sensor' in the group Dexcom Users
"Yes, please do. You'd think it would get bunched up in said jeans."
Dec 9, 2012
Laura replied to NatalieHodge's discussion 'WHO HAS A G4??' in the group Dexcom Users
"Mine is on order. I'm just wondering what quirks there will be and hopefully all of you can tune me in! Any suggestions?"
Nov 27, 2012
Laura replied to dubz08's discussion 'High BGs and competition' in the group Athletic Diabetics
"I believe that emotions have a big effect on blood sugar - besides all of the other stuff! If I'm really stressed right out about something, I'll go low right away. If I'm really angry abut something, it will go high. You are probably…"
Nov 6, 2012

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Date diagnosed
January 16, 1964
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Pump, CGM, Diet and Exercise
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At 2:48pm on December 26, 2011, Donna H said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes! Check out some of the groups -- it's a great way to get to know the community.

At 7:44pm on December 20, 2011, Doris D said…

LOVE UR A1C!! I took Diabetes in 73 and ur lower than me. YOU ROCK!!!!

At 7:43pm on December 20, 2011, Doris D said…

WELCOME TO ONE OF THE GREATEST FAMILIES YOU WILL EVER MEET MY FRIEND!!!! WE'RE GLAD YOU JOINED US!!!!!!!!!! Please introduce yourself on our forum. Questions??? Just ask one of us or post it on our forum and you will get many answers there.

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At 6:31pm on December 20, 2011, Linda G said…

Welcome home Laura....
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends ♥
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups".
Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
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Take care....and keep in touch!

At 1:03pm on December 20, 2011, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 12:49pm on December 20, 2011, SEAGATOR said…

Welcome to our wonderful family. We are a very caring and supportive group. Questions? Please feel free to ask us. WELCOME!!!




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