I keep forgetting to change my infusion set early enough. As a result, I keep having either occlusion problems or absorption problems. Because I’m on a pretty teenie basal rate most of the time, and because I don’t think these are true full occlusions, I don’t get an alarm on the pump…I just find out when I become uncomfortably high. Grrr!
Last night was one of these times. I woke up around 1:30 am last night when my daughter was making some noise, so I figured I’d check the ole BS. 9.2 mmol/l (166 mg/dl). Blah. Took a correction bolus and went back to bed. At 4:30 am I was up again and incredibly thirsty, so I tested again. 17.6 mmol/l (317 mg/dl)!! Yuck! I changed the infusion set, took a large correction, and went back to bed. It worked, because when I got up at 8:00 am I was 6.3 mmol/l (113 mg/dl). Not too shabby of a recovery!
But apparently I experienced some insulin stacking when I bolused for breakfast, because now I’ve been low all morning! Grrr! And I have lots to do this morning and no time to sit and rest. But if I don’t sit and rest, my bloodsugar doesn’t come up no matter how much I eat! So I’m sitting and resting and bitching and complaining to you about it! 🙂 Another example of how diabetes may not run my life, but it sure gets in the way of it sometimes….