I am having a real love-hate relationship with Control IQ recently. I mostly want to vent and just see if anyone else has these issues. My biggest frustration has been issuing correction boluses when I don’t need them!! I hate looking down and seeing that I’ve been given a bolus when I wasn’t wanting one or needed one. I know part of this is on the accuracy of the dexcom - because the times it’s tried to give me one and I was able to stop it was because the dexcom g6 told it I was going up and in reality I wasn’t. (I wasn’t at Tandem’s ideal number, but I wasn’t going to go above 180)
It just happened again today about 20 minutes ago. Of course now I had to stop insulin because I already know I’ll be headed for a low if I don’t do something besides that and eat. I so wish I could have an alarm on CIQ as an option at least so I could check it and fix the issue if I don’t need the correction at the time. I don’t get pump alerts too often so the extra noise wouldn’t bother me like I saw someone else comment once (“you’d want another alarm? why??”)
Now I’m watching my sugar drop while eating a few snacks, angry and sad about the whole situation. I’m still new to pumping, not even a year in, and I’m already so annoyed with it most of the time that some days I just want to rip it off and go back to injections. Most days anymore I just want to cry because things aren’t working out. I try something different and it sends me high, so I go back and I try something else and I go low. I can’t seem to win and I feel like I can’t do anything anymore as if I’m an invalid, confined to the house because every time I leave things go haywire.
I know I’m not the only person who struggles with these feelings, I just don’t have anyone to talk to about them because I only “know” two type 1s in real life. (and I barely know them)