My MM723 had a pump failure last night. I went to bed with a glucose of 123 (corrected to 81) and woke up with a glucose of 197. I corrected and got it down to 166, then it just kept going up to a peak of 231. No basal delivery it seems. By then I had switched to my backup pump. This is my second failure of my 723 this month, and the third replacement in 15 months.
Maybe I am just unlucky?
My fasting glucose was 200 to 250 before I started pumping, now it is usually in the 95 to 110 range. I have dawn phenomenon, at it's peak in the middle of the night I have my pump deliver about 4 times as much insulin as during the afternoon. That controls my glucose very nicely.
Pumping is not for everyone, you need to be willing to learn to count carbohydrates in order to put it to good use.
It's a lot of work, but the results can be amazing.
I go on medicare next July. Despite the fact that I will have been pumping for more than 8 years, as things now stand I won't be able to pump on medicare. If you are type 2, then you must have a c-peptide no more than 110% of the minimum that the lab you use considers normal.
For me, that number is 0.88 There has to be a matching glucose measurement of 225 mg/dL or less taken the same day.
My c-peptide came back 2.7. A retest a week later came back 2.0
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My A1c's have been good for a long time, but this year they have been going in the wrong direction. 5.4, then 5.6, then 5.8. I've been preparing myself for news that my test results are no longer in the non-diabetic range (4.7 tp 5.8 at the lab I use).
I went in this morning and got the results a half hour later.......
If you hear a noise when you open your front door, that may be me shouting it from the rooftops. That's 33 in a row under 6.