Friday, August 14, 2009
When I thought I felt a bit of dampness, I thought it was odd. But I'm a pretty clumsy person. I was sure I must have sloshed some of my breakfast onto my pajama leg.
When I noticed my CGM still showed me well above 200 with two rapid rising arrows, I thought it was odd. Surely some of the insulin I bolused would be kicking in by now. I know I ate breakfast without waiting until I was under 150. But I shouldn't still be rising so rapidly.
When it occurred to me that the funny scent that kept wafting past my nose smelled a lot like insulin, I DIDN'T think it was odd. It finally clicked. I figured out what I'm sure you had pegged by the second paragraph of this post. I pulled out my pump. I kept pulling and the tubing kept coming - swinging gracefully though the air because it wasn't attached to my site. DUNCE!!!!
I had disconnected at 7:06 this morning to prime out a large bubble in my tubing. Apparently, when I connected back up, I didn't click into the site all the way. The end of my tubing had been pumping insulin into the air rather than into me. I know I'm very lucky that my blood sugar is only 284, but it's a small consolation. Hopefully I can get it back on the down-swing before I hit the 300s. But it's frustrating that my own stupidity is causing hours of crappy blood sugar readings.
I'll be wearing my dunce hat for the remainder of the day.