So, a little into a week of low carb / tight control. I had my first > 200. In fact it was about 200 early in the morning, but felt really bad. Took a Corrective bolus. 30 minutes later: 260. Moderate ketones. So I pulled out the cannula. Once again, it was bent under my skin. This time it was a 6mm. I have pretty thick skin, am skinnier now, and probably have some scar tissue.

I tried samples of T-sure infusion sets earlier this week. Seemed to work better than my Quick Sets. I called Medtronic and asked to exchange my 5 boxes of reserves. Unlike last time I exchanged something, the CSR was helpful and cooperative. I had to spend some time on hold, but they were cool about everything and agreed to the exchange.

So I'm back on track.

Still have a couple questions, though.

I used to fill up my resevoire to 2 1/2. It would naturally run out in about 3 days. Now I take less insulin, so it lasts 6 or 7. I know they say you are supposed to change the teflon cannula after 3 days, but everyone leaves it longer.

They say you can leave the T-sure for only 2 days. I'm paying out of pocket, so I'd like to make them last. If you use a needle, how long do you leave it in?

Also, now that I am taking such low boluses (usually only 3 or 4 units at a time) I feel no need for the dual wave boluses. I'm unsure about this, though.

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