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  • Disconnected! | My Favourite Number
    the familiar feel of tubing Not having any luck I searched my stomach for my infusion site figuring I would follow the tubing from its source to my seemingly vanished pump When my fingers finally found the infusion set on the right side of my abdomen I immediately knew something was wrong I was disconnected My pump was not attached Instantly awake panic rose within me about the state of my blood sugar How long had I been disconnected And how could it have possibly happened In a flash I turned on my bedside light and there on my nightstand sitting nicely with its tubing carefully wrapped around its green casing was my pump completely unaffected by this 4am fiasco I grabbed it I clipped it to my belly And then I grabbed my meter 5 4 3 2 1 High as expected But not as high as I had been preparing to see Six hours earlier I had gone to bed with a reading of 6 5mmol L Now at 4am my sugar clocked in at 14 5 As my tired brain tried to process what had happened I realized that I must have disconnected myself while I was sleeping probably only two or three hours before my thirst and elevated body temperature had awakened me If I had been disconnected since getting into bed my blood sugar would have skyrocketed far beyond the 14 5 mark What frightens me is that I have absolutely no recollection of disconnecting my pump Was I dreaming that I was preparing to have a shower Or that there was an air bubble in my tubing that needed to be primed out I have no idea Absolutely no idea And that scares me What about you my PWD friends Has anything similar ever happened to you This entry was posted in Highs Pumping Insulin and tagged disconnected insulin pump sleep Bookmark the permalink Why I Blog Gluten Free Detective Agency 4 Responses to Disconnected Michael Hoskins says February 8 2010 at 11 03 am Wow In my 9 years of pumping I haven t disconnected it during my sleep Now I have on occasion fallen asleep without re connecting I ve also forgotten to unsuspend after a pre bed shower or to fill up as needed to have basals throughout the night I m also a pretty uneventful pumper while sleeping Usually just put it in my pocket or clip on a piece of clothing to avoid it getting tangled or falling off the side FatCatAnna says February 8 2010 at 12 28 pm Wow Laura all I can say is SCARY I ve only been pumping for 2 years now and so far have never disconnected from my pump I ve scratched at the infusion site when it used to get hot bothered by teflon cannula but now have that prob solved by going to stain steel cannula s and I don t even know I have an infusion set in me

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  • Pumping Insulin | My Favourite Number | Page 2
    Comments SICK Diabetes Style Posted on May 8 2009 by Laura Brandes I ve heard that the average type 1 thinks about diabetes every fifteen minutes I m willing to bet I think about it more often than that and I know I think about it more often when I m sitting on the bathroom Continue reading Posted in Blood Sugar Pumping Insulin Sick Days Tagged sick 4 Comments First Impressions Love at First Sight Posted on April 23 2009 by Laura Brandes I ve been pumping for almost three days now wow time flies Thus far things are going fairly well though last night was a rough one I woke at 3am with a reading of 17 6 had a mild freak out why is my Continue reading Posted in Lows and Highs Pumping Insulin Tagged high blood sugar insulin pump low blood sugar 2 Comments To pump or not to pump Posted on April 20 2009 by Laura Brandes Today is the day I start pumping and as you already know I am pumped But I haven t always been Despite my recent excitement I haven t always been keen to permanently tether myself to an electronic device I received an Continue reading Posted in Pumping Insulin Tagged insulin pump pump therapy 2 Comments Older posts Newer posts Search for About Laura Brandes I m Laura Brandes and I have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re looking for gluten free recipes products and restaurant suggestions you ve also come to the right place I am not a doctor nor am I a certified diabetes educator I

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  • Highs | My Favourite Number
    type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re looking for gluten free recipes products and restaurant suggestions you ve also come to the right place I am not a doctor nor am I a certified diabetes educator I am simply a

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  • The Ghosts of Infusion Sites Past | My Favourite Number
    an old infusion set I m often left with a mark like this Does anyone have advice for making an old infusion site less red irritated and painful looking Or if I have to be stuck with these marks does anybody have a suggestion for making them look cooler You know maybe more like a skull and cross bones and less like a flattened circle Let me know Any and all advice is appreciated This entry was posted in diabetes Pumping Insulin and tagged infusion site Bookmark the permalink Gluten Free Blueberry Banana Muffins Garbage Digging Comments are closed Search for About Laura Brandes I m Laura Brandes and I have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re looking for gluten free recipes products and restaurant suggestions you ve also come to the right place I am not a doctor nor am I a certified diabetes educator I am simply a person with a lust for life and years worth of experience living with a couple of autoimmune diseases

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  • infusion site | My Favourite Number
    have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re looking for gluten free recipes products and restaurant suggestions you ve also come to the right place I am not a doctor nor am I a certified diabetes educator I am

    Original URL path: http://www.myfavouritenumber.ca/?tag=infusion-site (2016-05-01)
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  • insulin pump | My Favourite Number | Page 2
    T minus 5 days I ll officially be pumping That s Continue reading Posted in Pumping Insulin Tagged insulin pump 5 Comments Pumped to Pump Posted on March 30 2009 by Laura Brandes Last week I met with a sales rep from Animas Canada which served to confirm that I am pumped to pump Today I met with my endocrinologist And now things should move along quickly I ve been looking through the book Continue reading Posted in Pumping Insulin Tagged Animas insulin pump 8 Comments Newer posts Search for About Laura Brandes I m Laura Brandes and I have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re looking for gluten free recipes products and restaurant suggestions you ve also come to the right place I am not a doctor nor am I a certified diabetes educator I am simply a person with a lust for life and years worth of experience living with a couple of autoimmune diseases Neither am I perfect However I do make an effort to

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  • First Impressions: Love at First Sight? | My Favourite Number
    of fruit in addition to the 20 basal reduction the ride was successful and I didn t go low or too high It s funny I ve had diabetes for most of my life and am more than competent and practised when it comes to dealing with the highs and lows both literally and figuratively of this disease But put me on an insulin pump and part of me feels like I m back to learning everything for the first time I ve been showering for years but suddenly I need my nurse educator s advice on the best showering methodology I check and double check the manual before I use a new feature and triple check my pump s screen before approving any action When my sugar was high in the night there I was sitting on the futon pouring over the Action Plan for High BG section of my pump workbook Maybe I m being over cautious but I want to give this new chapter in my diabetes management all I ve got And for me that involves a methodical stepwise approach to all things insulin pump Even if it s subconscious I think I m still ever so slightly nervous to be relying on this new device It was strange to toss my insulin pens in the back of my diabetes supplies container close the lid turn my head and focus my attention on my new pump I ve never been one to dive into a relationship I need a bit of time to get comfortable some flowers a movie a sunset over the ocean you know These first few days with my pump are kind of like those first few dates and are allowing me to get comfortable with my new pumping lifestyle And as I

    Original URL path: http://www.myfavouritenumber.ca/?p=234 (2016-05-01)
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  • high blood sugar | My Favourite Number
    I m Laura Brandes and I have both type 1 diabetes and celiac disease If you re looking for motivation humour support or perspective on living with a chronic condition you ve come to the right place I also love food So if you re looking for gluten free recipes products and restaurant suggestions you ve also come to the right place I am not a doctor nor am I

    Original URL path: http://www.myfavouritenumber.ca/?tag=high-blood-sugar (2016-05-01)
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