It fell out!

New site yesterday, another leg one. I’m (was) really enjoying how well they seem to work for me.

Until today.

Woke up somewhat high. Stayed somewhat high all morning. Had a ginormous carb lunch (that was ordered earlier in the day so, couldn’t change it – and only had half of it) but bolused appropriately, with correction included. Drank water…

Somewhat high went to OMG, really?

Thought about changing the site. But… I don’t keep supplies at work (I will now). Work is five minutes from the house so it’s usually not a big deal to go home. But… there had been an accident on the one road that I can take. So I stayed at work. (Turns out the road was closed for several hours around lunchtime.)

When I got home, I changed clothes and found the inset hanging by a thread with some dried blood at the site.

I of course had no clue since I stupidly never looked at it all day long. Well, I had looked at it (drinking water…, ahem…) but just not closely.

So, remember that bag that I have and didn’t bring with me two weeks ago? I’ve learned lesson #2 and will now keep a stash of supplies at the office.

I had my doubts about this inset yesterday after I inserted it. I should have listened to myself and changed it then.

Maybe that’s lesson #3? I’ve read enough here in the DOC to know that we DO have great instincts when it comes to our bodies and diabetes.

Oh – now – one hour later, 158 with an angled down arrow.

*WP spell checker doesn’t like “bolused,” but it’s okay with “ginormous”…


6 thoughts on “It fell out!

  1. If I used a spot other than my stomach, I had a tendency to play tug with the tubing so I would put a little flexifix tape on it to help keep it in place. A lot of spell checkers seem to dislike d-words!

  2. Isn’t that the way it always is? I’m not one to harbor lots of regrets, but ever since I started pumping and experiencing failed infusion sets, I’ve had a lot more of “I should’ve known”s.

    And for me, too, they always seem to quit after ginormous meals, when there are other logical reasons for the BG spike. Maybe that’s just a sign that I shouldn’t indulge so often.

  3. Yep. I hear you! I now keep pump supplies, insulin, batteries of all sorts, and extra test strips in my office. I’d had several annoying/dangerous? episodes but it took reading about how others in the DOC kept their d-stuff with them for me to pull everything together for myself. Good for you! I’m glad you’re okay and that arrow is trending down…

  4. apparently i still need to learn this lesson, colleen! the other day at the doctors, after my stress echo, the girl was pulling the sticky’s off me and she accidentally pulled out my site. she felt awful but thankfully the office is close to home, so i just replaced it when i got there. should keep stuff in my purse perhaps? LOL!

  5. I always keep a supply “purse” in my car because my car is usually with me at all times…except when I let someone else drive… for a three hour trip! No supplies, no insulin, no brains!

    Worse yet, I keep a gazillion containers of glucose tablets everywhere (I mean e v e r y w h e r e) and one night, when I went very low, I wasn’t worried until it took me at least ten containers to find one that had at least one glucose tablet in it!

  6. Ugh, days like that are the worst!!!! But I’m glad you always use them as a learning experience. I think we all need to remember to just stay calm and learn from things like this – but it’s so hard to do in the moment. (Well, at least it is for me!!)

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