Hi group. Our 10-year-old son has been on the Minimed pump for 2 1/2 years and, admittedly, we like it much better than doing injections all the time -- and we love having the freedom to eat whenever, BUT . . .
After all this time, we still can't bolus based on the pump's "recommendations." We are still constantly giving more insulin or less insulin than the pump's recommendation because of upcoming or recent exercise, varying emotions, periodic stress, a recent high or low, etc. ARE WE THE ONLY ONES STRUGGLING WITH TRYING TO HAVE THE PUMP WORK WITHOUT EXPENDING SO MUCH MANUAL "GUESSWORK?"
Our son is also on the Medtronic CGMS and our endo is constantly working with us to try and change the pump settings to get his BG's in the target range, but it's a never-ending battle. Our son is VERY active and at the pre-puberty stage which I'm told makes things very difficult. His A1C is between the high 7's and low 8's -- but it's a TON of work and I feel like we GUESS so much of the time.
Why do I feel like we're the only ones having to work so hard while utilizing the "latest, greatest technology?"