Just got a brand, spanking new 670G with all the bells and whistles - Contour Next Link meter, Guardian sensor, CareLink to upload all device information. I’ve literally had this on for 24 hours and it’s only gone downhill since yesterday evening.
Because a low was detected, the system stopped delivering insulin sometime during the night while I slept. I didn’t hear any alarms until almost 5AM; at which point it showed the delivery alert and also an alert for high BG which required a meter check. I checked and my BG was 166 so I did a correction. Went back to sleep for another hour and when I finally got to work and checked before drinking my usual breakfast shake my BG was 152. That was pretty much the last I’ve seen of a close-to-normal result.
The rest of today has seen nothing but levels in the 200s and 300s and I’ve done several corrections to “fix” it.
It’s not fixing. No explanation or advice from my trainer other than “Lower your carb ratio”. Couldn’t even tell me where to find what current basal rate the pump was actively delivering (it’s under Basal on the main menu; OR under Quick Status under Status in Main Menu).
All in all I am currently very unimpressed and frustrated. The first day on a new, improved system should not be this BAD. I should be able to trust an insulin pump right out of the box and so far, I do not.
I don’t like the limiting delivery increments (maybe THAT’S the problem??) and I (currently) don’t like something that just shuts off and leaves me traveling towards high BG.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated