In efforts to try whatever I can to figure this whole t:slim/dog-days-of-summer battle that seems to be going on with me, I’m trying to think outside of the box… or outside of the t:slim, that is.
Last night, I watched as I tried different amounts of bolus deliveries pump through the tubing and onto a piece of tissue paper. Trying to be sure that every bit came through without any pauses or spurts – just what would seem to be normal delivery for the t:slim’s delivery method. It all seemed to be fine. Nothing that would seem to have put me on the roller-coaster I was on at the end of last week.
So, what could be a difference between summer and winter other than heat? Sweat. Maybe… even though I’m cleaning the sites before placing them, maybe there’s too much skin oils that come up during the course of wear that possibly loosen the tape a bit… running with this idea, I cleaned the site very well with alcohol and then applied a good layer of SkinTac before placing a new site – a QuickSet (luer-lock style) instead of an Inset.
It hurt like a good sting for a while simply because I didn’t have my Quickset Serter device.
So, here’s to hoping maybe it’s a set issue and maybe the only “fix” that is needed is to wear a different type of set during the summer – which would be fine. Better than having my endo or CDE give me looks for switching pumps.