While I write quite a bit about diabetes here and on Facebook and Twitter, I don't always turn to social media for support. Got a good reminder recently that someone who "gets" diabetes is a just a click away.
Saturday was a record-breaking 101 degrees here. We went out to lunch and then I took Benny's pump off so the kids could run through a nearby splash fountain. Back home and spent the afternoon inside, trying to beat the heat.
The afternoon blood sugar check was a shocker: 500BG. Big bolus, but an hour later Benny said he didn't feel well. At this check we got the dreaded HIGH GLUCOSE! A closer look and the problem was quickly apparent - no pump! I had forgotten to click it back on after the fountain run – four hours earlier. You've got to be kidding me.
Minutes later I dropped the meter. The new remote meter – the one we just got in June. Slipped out of my hands, onto the floor. Crack. Aaargh!
I took my frustration to Twitter. Here are some of the great responses: