Thanks for all your comments on my “hand numbness” issue - good to know at least I’m not the only one who has this symptom.
Now, a new question for everyone: Does anyone else have to add extra insulin when inserting a new infusion set? For years I used the soft set, added the .3 units upon insertion, and had no issues with it. Then they stopped making it and I changed over to the quick set. (Tried all the other options as well, but did best with the quick set.) Now, I know that below the surface, all the mechanisms are really identical. But I have had such trouble with the quick set! Have finally found an area (on my body) that is working pretty good, but… I need to put in 2 units - not the .5 units called for - every time I insert the set - or I go high - into the 200’s. There seems to be no RATIONAL explanation for this - but it is real and I have had to do this for several years now.
I recently spoke with a Medtronic nurse, who said she has heard of this from others - that the insertion acts like a trauma to the body. That I believe. And it makes sense. However, every 5th or 6th time, like yesterday- I insert the quick set, take 2 units and my BS goes down to 50 ! And yesterday, it was painful (extra trauma) going in! I always make sure I change when I know I will be home for several hours (I work from a home office). But again, all this adds extra stress to what should be a simple routine.
Anyone else experience this issue?