That Was The Week That Was was a television show on the “telly” when we lived in England many long years ago. The title has stuck with me – who knows why – but I thought about it after our wonderful week of
d-blogs courtesy of Karen. Thanks! Karen!!
I’m repeating myself but – bear with me, please. The DOC is a fabulous group of people who take the time to write about their own diabetes experiences. I honestly do NOT know how I would survive without the knowledge that I’ve gained by reading blogs.
Last weekend, I did the whole set change thing on the Ping with a new bottle of insulin. All set, right? Well, no. The magic number kept creeping upward (at one point I hit 386 – I have NEVER hit 386!) and I kept correcting. Monday wasn’t any better and by lunchtime I thought – hmmm, maybe there’s a kink in the cannula?? So I put in a new set. Old set looked fine, no blood, no bends. Not much improvement through Tuesday, I’m barely eating and very frustrated. So that afternoon I left work early and changed everything again and started ANOTHER NEW vial of insulin. Within 30 minutes, it dropped 30 points and continued through the evening. Since then, all has been back to normal. I wasn’t sick. I’m beyond PMS. I was flummoxed!
I would not have stayed so calm if I hadn’t know that s**t happens and we deal with it. You’ve all taught me that – so thanks!
Is there such a thing as “bad insulin?” It’s been in the fridge since I picked it up at the drug store. We haven’t had any long power outages so – fridge has stayed cold. One vial – down the tubes, I guess… as there’s no way to prove that I stored it properly.
Tomorrow night, our Ping support group will learn more about the Dexcom. It’s fun to meet with this group and learn even more. I don’t know that I need a CGMS – it would be nice but I’m not sure I want to poke still another hole in this aging body of mine. But, it would certainly be a helpful thing to have, maybe?…