Before I list my stupid moments…, I have a question. What do you do with your pump when you’re trying on clothes at a store?? Inquiring mind wants to know!
Stupid moments with my pump:
1 – This actually was with the pen – the first week on insulin – We went to a concert (classical music, nothing raucous) and during intermission I went to the car to do my Levemir. I’d had the pen about a week. Shoved it in and then realized, duh…, didn’t dial up a dose. So, had to do it again.
2 – This past weekend, we went away. I packed up all the stuff plus extras. Our first night we’re at a restaurant. I had checked BG before leaving the hotel but once the food arrived at our table, I wanted to check again. Couldn’t do that as I left the poker in the hotel on the table. (Used the earlier number and all was good.)
3 – The 3 (yes!) inset change. Did the change and it looked funny. Turns out (after I pulled it out) that I forgot to take off the needle cover. Did another and I can’t print the words I used after it went in as it hurt, big time. So took that one out and did a third, which worked. Oh well.
4- Yesterday, I took the pump off to change my clothes after work. You know where this is going. Two hours later we were ready for dinner, I did the BG check, then the carb count and pushed the buttons only to be told that the meter and the pump weren’t close enough to communicate. At which point I figured out that the pump was still sitting on the bed. Oh well.
This kind of stuff isn’t in the books – it’s only on the blogs. I might have had a panic attack but, thanks to all of you, I know that stuff happens and “it is what it is…”