Monday, November 06, 2006

Where's my pump?

So I'm driving to work this morning, I'm almost there, and I get this
call from my wife:

"Your pump is sitting on a pile of clothes in the bathroom, are you
coming home to get it?"

Oh Sxxx! What a way to start a Monday morning. I stay up late
watching the Pats/Colts game, and look what happens; my mind turns to
milk toast. No way I'm going to drive one hour in the opposite
direction to get my pump. Fortunately, I've got backup insulin and
syringes in my diabetes kit, along with my DexCom.

So far I've had to skip breakfast, and I have 4 used syringes on my
desk. At least my BS hasn't gone above 200 this morning. I'm getting
really hungry since it's lunchtime and a little weak, but I'm still
too high to eat at BS = 171. The trend is headed downward;
extrapolating the graph, I should be around 120 in another hour or so,
and then I can eat.

If I didn't have CGMS, would I have turned around to get my pump?
Probably ... I just don't have the time to do a fingerstick test every
half-hour or so.

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