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:
The community that is there for everyone is so priceless. I often wonder what I did all those years before it! I’m glad you were able to feel better … we are only human and mistakes do happen. Always remember that 🙂
gotta love the support from the DOC. it’s can be so immediate! yay!
Great post Stacey. Another example of all of the little “simple” stuff we have to remember! Everyone thinks it is easy, and we make it look easy. But all it takes is one little mental slip and stuff goes ugly. We’ve all done it.
I’m glad that it was an easy fix, and that you didn’t have to unravel a complicated mystery.
Hope that you and the family are doing great!
Some time ago, I really needed to buy a building for my business but I did not earn enough money and couldn’t order something. Thank heaven my dude adviced to try to get the loan at reliable creditors. Therefore, I acted that and used to be satisfied with my student loan.
You think after having to deal with Diabetes for so long, it would be second nature. But its not! It never is! With everything we have to deal with as moms on a day to day basis, this is a simple mistake I have to laugh at, because I have totally been there! I forgot to put Addy’s pump back on one morning and sent her off to preschool. About 11:30 I received a panic call saying they lost Addy’s pump and everyone was looking for it. They felt awful and horrified because they know the cost. My stomach dropped to my toes and I looked like a terrible mom when I had to tell them I forgot to put it back on her after I got her dressed this morning. Talk about crying.