I know there are a few threads around here about transitioning to the T:slim, but I really think I’d like to make this my official one. So I can dump it all in here… because there’s going to be a lot to dump.
I have so much to say, and I’ve just been a little overwhelmed the last few days and haven’t felt like saying much at all. Things are starting to look up a little though, and I’m ready to talk. So take cover.
I guess I’m going to bulletpoint stuff because it I don’t, it’s going to turn into stream of consciousness… as usual.
-I did my first cartridge fill the other day, and it was really quite a scene. I had problems with the syringe and managed to plunge about 40 units of insulin all over my phone and IPad and pump instead of inside of it.
*I did my second one about 2 days ago, and it went much, much better. Thanks to @Thomas’s idea, I was careful not to tighten the needle too much in the assembly of the syringe, and then I was also careful to pull back the plunger all the way, therefore getting all of the air from the cartridge. I don’t think I did that the first time. I was afraid I would pull the plunger out if I went all the way because that is what happens with my Medtronic plungers. This one stops though, and I think pulling it to the end was all the difference in the pressure and the ability to push it back in with ease. I’m just thinking out loud here. But with bulletpoints. The point is, I think the cartridge fill is going to fade off into a “second nature” kind of thing that ends up being no more time consuming or any more involved than other fills. I’ll probably plunge 100 units into my eyeball on the next change just because I’ve jinxed myself.
-Basal IQ… I know it was recommended to stay out of it, and I was staying out of it— and very happily so. I’ve been wearing my pump for about a week, carrying my reader, and just getting used to some of its sounds and the feel of it all (love the touchscreen, by the way— it’s addicting) Anyway, the point is, I thought I had it turned off. Turns out, I just hadn’t started the sensor on my pump yet. So I just wasn’t thinking when I hit “start sensor” from the pump… that it was going to change anything. I know this isn’t doing wonders for your confidence @Thomas or @Jattzl, but I’m getting myself together— it’s just slow. ANYWAY, i didn’t realize what I had done and was surprised to see, upon waking up from my nap, that I was 40 minutes into a suspend. Surprised and a little startled. I wasn’t ready. I’ve kind of been in since only because I’m curious now. It might be too soon though because I find myself wanting to override everything, and I think that’s carry over from what I needed to do with the 670G. In limbo. I’m in limbo, and either I need to get in and let it do what it wants so I can see what that is, or I need to put it away until I’m ready. It’s a tough decision, but I’m also not hitting “off” so maybe I’m already making it.
-My overnight Basal IQ was great last night, and there were a whole lotta suspends. That part looked really good. I was struggling a little with my sensor yesterday evening though, and I wasn’t quite as happy with that part. My sensor was showing a low reading even though I wasn’t that low. It was actually showing a 43 when I was at a 98. It was in a suspend. I decided to calibrate to try to get it out of it, but it took at a 70— and put me right back into it. I decided to override and just watched for a while, and after some time, it got back to where it should be, and it has been great since. I’m curious though what others do with that scenario. This was a common scenario with the Guardian, but I’m not sure if it is with the G6. Should I have calibrated, or should I have just done an override? Today is good, so I’m comfortable with what I did, but I do hear from others they don’t calibrate at all…
I had a lot to get out. Sorry for the length. There’s a little catch up talking to be done. There’s also coffee and running to be done, so I’ll be off to do them.