I just started on the mini-med paradigm pump & mio infusion sets and I'm having problems with insulin delivery. Every time I change my set out I shoot up to the 300's. I wake up in the morning, take my BG & prep the reservoir while still hooked up with my current set. When I'm ready to insert infusion set, I take out my current set & rewind the pump, insert new set, and fill cannula (.3 since I'm using the 6mm). I then give myself meal insulin & correction & jump in the shower for no more than 20 minutes. I hook back up to pump, finish getting ready and then have breakfast--all within 30-40 minutes. When I test myself an hour after eating I'm in the 300's. What gives?
I've checked for air bubbles in the tube, kinks in the tubing, etc. and found nothing. One time I gave myself an injection and started coming down. So I changed out set and noticed cannula was bent. All other times though, the cannula was fine. I've noticed some air bubbles, so I unhooked from pump and pushed bubbles out. But other than that I have no idea what's going on. Does having excess tubing cause problems? I have the 32" length and I'm inserting in abdomen and storing in my pant pockets (I'm short too, 5'1"). Medtronic was supposed to send the shorter, 18" lenght, but they sent all 32."
Does anyone have any ideas for me? I'm so frustrated I feel like crying and I don't know how much longer my boss can be understanding about it.
FYI--I have the mini-med sensor, but I haven't gotten training for that yet, so I'm not wearing. I'm flying solo until then.