Tuesday, March 26, 2013

I run on batteries

It all started yesterday evening. On the drive home I slipped my hand between my bra strap and my shoulder and felt nothing. That's where I usually keep my Dexcom receiver (I know, crazy, but it works, ok?) My mind began to race. I thought that if it fell out of my place then I would never have another one again. Would I stop feeling my lows again? Would I start mistaking the highs and lows?

The entire evening was off. I checked my blood before supper and I was 10.4 with no explanation. Bolused ate and carried on. Checked before bed and I was 13.6/250. Bolused again, temp basal. Woke up at 1am thirsty and sugar at 15.8/284. At that moment, in my 1am glory of bed head, puffy eyes and cotton mouth I decided to change my infusion site. I methodically unwrapped my little spaceship pressed the injector to my skin on my arm (my arm has the quickest absorption) and tried to inject.

Shit. I forgot to remove the little plastic slip over the needle. I pulled it away from my skin and inspected it the best way my 2am eyes would. I decided it was fine and re injected, sans plastic. Success.

I corrected again, and upped another temp basal. I woke up at my usual time and I was still at 13.5/248. At this point I was ready to tear the pump off and call it a day.

I got to work and saw my dexcom receiver on the floor by my desk. I was so grateful that I immediately whipped out my meter and checked my blood to calibrate. Crap, low battery. I checked and I entered the reading (12.7/229) and it asked me to enter another BG because it was reading WAY off (it was reading 26.8/482). So...I went to check again and the meter yells at me to CHANGE THE BATTERIES NOW. It stomped its stupid foot and wouldn't work.

SO I didn't calibrate. SO I didn't have my meter all day. And the dexcom? LOW BATTERIES. So that vibrated all day and real LOW all day. I was ready to tear my hair out. For real.

I charged everything up and am happy to report I am 5.6/99 after dinner tonight.

I run on batteries. I am not afraid to admit that.

4 comments:

  1. OMG! I think that would have been enought to cause a total breakdown here! At least lately it would be! Glad everything worked out in the end for you! (I think we all need to take out stocks in the battery companies)

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  2. Thanks for the reminder... running to the store today to stock up:)

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  3. yeah.... the perils of the technology that keeps us alive. It also drives us crazy! Glad to hear the high streak took a leave of absence.

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