Well, I've started using the Quick Set infusion sets more lately instead of my Silhouettes. I was down at the beach for maybe only an hour. Before we went in the water I realized I forgot to bring the infusion set cap to cover the site while I'm detached from my pump. I will digress here for a minute to say that only until about 2 months ago did I figure out that you're supposed to cap it when you're disconnected for things like showering and swimming. Yep, I used to open the packages and throw it out always thinking "What the hell is this stupid piece of plastic for?". Needless to say I finally figured it out. SO, down at the beach, I didn't have my cap primarily because I'm not used to carrying one with me. I wasn't about to walk all the way back to where we were staying so I just did what I always used to do before I understood the point of those plastic pieces. I went swimming!
Back at the pool I was fighting to get the pump re-attached. The Quick Set is a pinch and turn motion. It kept jamming and I just forced it without looking closely. Because had I just looked I would have noticed that the blue lines clearly weren't lining up. Hour by hour I was noticing an UGLY trend. Up, Up, UP... I was doing some mad serial bolusing. Dosing major amounts every hour or so but to no avail. It was as if the more insulin I took, the higher my BG would go. It wasn't making sense. Finally I checked the infusion set and noticed the blue marks not lining up. SHIT. I changed infusion sets right away and went back to my trusty Silhouette. Upon removing the Quick Set I tried again and again to get it clicked in right but it just wouldn't go. There were grains of sand stuck in all the moving parts preventing it from locking in position.
Two nice big boluses of insulin 2 hours apart and I'm feeling barely a budge. I've been sitting in the nosebleed section now for almost 6 hours. I'm trying to come back down to the playing field but it's so damn frustrating. The headaches, the nausea, as well as some medium sized ketones to top it all off. The not being able to eat thing is rather difficult too.
6 hours up, 12 hours down. Has anyone else noticed how fucking quick and easy it is to rise up into the danger zone but how DAMN SLOW it is to get back down?! In my experience it's about twice the time.
And the best part? (because there is a good ending to all this madness)
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