My son has been wearing the pump since he was 9. We got the CGM 2 years ago. Recently we have been having difficulties with the cathater tape turning loose and even the mastacol won't stick it back. He is very active and sweats alot. Football camp is next week and full practices begin the week after. I don't know how to fix this. My son is very frustrated as he HATES putting in the cathater and sensor, it's a battle every three days, and he is really wanting to go back to shots. We did give that a try for a couple of weeks back in April as his pump died one morning. I agreed to give him a trial run on the shots and things were great for the first week, but keeping the insulin at the right temp with his busy lifestyle was near impossible. We had a few days with horrible numbers (I think due to insulin that may have gotten too hot) and went back to the pump. He truly loved the freedom (no tubing, no attachments) but I'm afraid of what will happen to his A1C, plus I feel so much better when he has the CGM on to let him know if he is dropping.
Anyone who understands what he is going thru, please give me some advise. I can only imagine what a pain that is but am thinking about long term health. Even with the pump our A1C is between 7.5 and 7.9.
Maybe if anyone has suggestions on how to keep that cathater stuck! That would ease a lot of frustration.