Sunday, May 28, 2006

Screw the Pump

For now at least.

It's 2:30 am and an hour ago I pulled out my second site for the day. The first one pulled out while I was getting dressed this morning. New site went in. That one I yanked out purposefully, as it hurt like hell. Sure enough, blood leaked in a steady stream from the site when I yanked it out. "Lovely" I thought as I pressed a tissue against the sore area, relieved to have the site out.

And I ignored diabetes for an hour. Glucose climbed from 105 to 175. And that's when it struck me that I had to do something about insulin besides just ignore my physiological need for it and prance around like a non-diabetic. So 11 units of lantus went in the left side of my stomach, and 2 of novolog in the right. And that's all the more I am thinking about diabetes tonight.

Over and out.

1 comment:

KJ said...

I had to laugh when I was reading about your site problems. I totally understand, I actually have that a lot more than I prefer. Isn’t it soooo annoying? By the way, what I’ve been experiencing with my Minimed pump lately is that the tape gets stuck on the inside of the inserting device and so when you push the button, the syringe goes half in, but not completely, because it’s stuck on the device. That totally makes me so angry.

Good luck in your D-life, I will definitely put you on my fellow bloggers list!