Hello. I am Wyatt’s poppie. He is my 3 1/2 year old grandson and was diagnosed with Type 1 at 18 mos. He just recently went on a Medtronics minimed 650g. Initially the pump had worked flawlessly, he and his parents were just beginning to enjoy some of the freedoms that can come with it, when all of a sudden he started gating lows when he slept. Adjustments were made to the delivery rate which helped for a short time. Then he started going high with keytones. He is using Hemalog diluted with saline at a 5 to 1 ratio. The endocrinologist thinks the insulin is bad, the pharmacist says the solution is correctly prepared, Medtronics checked out the pump and it’s working right. An issue was found with the tubing in that it’s getting kinked. Some of it right out of the package. I am asking this forum if anyone has had issues with tubing, with any kind of pump and if so was it corrected and how?
My daughter and son in law are extremely stressed and looking for answers. My wife and I want to tell them to take him off it, we haven’t done that, because it is their decision and we have to respect that. My grandson is incredible. He is the calm in the center of the storm. On one day his infusion site was changed 5 times within 4 hours as his parents grappled with the problem. Aside from what any 3 year old would say being stuck by a needle so many times, he takes it in stride. I don’t think I could deal with it as he does.
And so I am asking for feedback from anyone. I must tell you that I am not diabetic and heart and respect goes out to all of you who live with this disease. And regardless if you can help or not, my profound thanks.