On the road again … (you know you have that song in your head now)

This was a crazy busy weekend for us … We started out our Saturday driving 2 hours to attend a funeral, then another 2 hours to go to our niece’s wedding, and then another hour drive home. Logged about 300 miles. 🙂 But all in all it was a great day. Nice visits with family, at both ends of the day. However, my sugars were “off” all day – schedule was out of whack. I made a good breakfast – chocolate chip pancakes and eggs.. yummy! But then we skipped lunch (not optimal for T1’s to skip meals, but it is doable, when wearing a pump – you have a lot more flexibility.) I packed snacks to keep A tied over, to avoid the inevitable “I’m huuuuuuuuuungry” chant on our road trip, but we didn’t stop to eat until after the funeral, around 3 pm. Then we ate at the reception around 6:30 (not very hungry but it looked too good to pass up – Mexican food is one of my “weaknesses”)… and you can’t go to a wedding without having a taste of wedding cake. And those darn chocolate covered strawberries get me every time- just can’t turn ’em down when they’re calling my name. My sugars stayed around the 200-250’s. And today I’m feeling it – have a crazy headache :/ and just plain worn out (part of that is due to the annoying time change that happened today, too.)

I have gone through more insulin in the last 48 hours than I have in quite a while. I do something every so often that is not recommended by pump manufacturers…. (that’s my disclaimer) … On the times that I use/need more than the max 300 units of insulin that fits in my pump’s reservoir, I have figured out a way to refill the reservoir without removing my site and making a new hole in my body. I can then stretch out the site another day or two. Well, I had to add insulin to my reservoir yesterday morning. (Granted, I only add about 100 or so units, not another 300.) And I am already due for more this afternoon. My pump’s “Low Reservoir” alarm started beeping at me at church this morning. Since my site is a little sore, I am going to go ahead and change it out rather than keep adding to it. I probably should put my CGM back on, too. :/

I promise to have a more interesting post tomorrow … 🙂  FYI, below is what my pump looks like with an empty reservoir.  The syringe-looking symbol on the screen, shows me how much insulin is in there … and the circle next to it is a “warning” that an alarm has gone off.

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About Shannon

I am a wife, a mommy, and a Type 1 diabetic (since '92.) I have had two successful pregnancies - one of which was with twins. I wear an insulin pump- - off and on for 17 years; currently on the Medtronic pump and CGM. I am not a medical professional, nor am I giving medical advice. I am just sharing my day to day stories of someone who lives with this disease every day. My ultimate goal is to raise awareness.
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