My weekend ended up being full of diabetes blunders, specifically related to my pump. It’s like I took a stupid pill or something. lol
First was Saturday night .. I had changed my pump Friday night (it had been in a thigh site and those don’t last as long on me- they burn and get a welp after a few days. Can’t stretch that one out nearly as long as I can my other sites) Oh where was I … So Saturday night I noticed my tape was almost completely unattached. *sigh* I hadn’t used the IV3000 tape yet on this site .. because when I first put it on the night before, it seemed to be sticking. But not anymore apparently. So I put on the IV3000 Infusion Set tape … and thought all was well. Except for the fact that I realized this problem during dinner .. and I got up from the table to fix it (put the IV3000 tape on it) and disconnected my pump.
I put the tape on it …. went to reconnect my pump and it was all wet. What the? I look at my screen and oops …. I was still bolusing for my dinner. I have no idea how many units I wasted, so I didn’t correct it. Ended up being ok later and I didn’t have to correct. But it could have not turned out so well.
Then on Sunday .. the tape was coming off again (the IV3000 tape) – this particular site was in my abdomen, which is where I have the majority of my tape issues. I pulled the site (after having it in for less than 36 hours – urgh) and went to put it back in. I thought I’d try my back since I’ve never used it before, surprisingly enough. I went in front of the mirror, put it in and it popped right back out – what the what ???
So I went to my hip which is always a good hold for me but there is SO much scar tissue there now – it’s covered in little knots I pushed the button and it popped back out, too! What in the world is going on ??? Is my body saying, “No way lady, I’m done!” or something?
So I try one more time …… but first I look really closely at the needle.
Oops. Next time I need to remember to peel the tape off of the infusion set before inserting it. My bad. You’d think I was a newbie at this or something. Either that or my brain is on vacation.