Tuesday, November 07, 2006

What Happened to My Insulin 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.


Scott K. Johnson said...

Oh wow!

Very nicely managed, all things considered though!

I once forgot to put my pump back on before bed - yep, slept without it all night. That was no good, but I managed to keep myself out of the hospital the next day.

Gary said...

Don't you hate those episodes of absentmindedness? Did I close the garage door? Did I remember to bring my wallet, my cell phone, my shoes?

I wonder what the effect of D is on absentmindedness, or is it just brain atrophy due to aging?

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