Started a new pod yesterday in AM. Struggled with some lingering highs all afternoon that I attributed to sitting on my butt all day (got stuck working on my computer all day). Knocked the high BG down by dinner, went to bed fine and woke to a low alert at 2AM. Low BG 54 and starving. Had 9 grams quick carbs (candy) and 3 graham crackers (30 g carbs). Bolussed for the 30 g crackers and went back to sleep. Overslept, woke at 9am to BG 262. Dexcom says I rose quickly to 250 range by 3AM and stayed there all night. So far this morning I’ve taken 7.5 units correction and have doubled my basal as a temp basal. Slowly dropping BG but not dropping as quickly as I’ve come to expect.
This pod is around the back about 2 inches above belt line. I’ve used that zone in the past with no issues. There does not seem to be any leakage.
Any ideas why my 3 unit bolus for a 2 am snack worked out so poorly? Is there a way to diagnose whether the site or the pod is causing the poor insulin absorption? I plan to get back in good BG range before I swap out the pod.
Well I gave those AM corrections more time and sure enough got back in range by about 10AM. I will look into the night time insulin resistance. Probably brought that on with a day of sitting at a computer…all my ratios are based on more normal days of being on my feet.
Sometimes a site works and sometimes it doesn’t work so well. Recently I was thinking to myself that my arm sites were working really well, but then the last couple of arm pods have been both uncomfortable and poor absorbers. Even if I think I’m basically in the same insertion spot as a few weeks earlier, absorption can differ. I remember this inconsistency from tubed-pump days as well, so it’s not unique to pods, at least for me.