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    Dumb Diabetes Mistake

    Sometimes I'm just a dumb diabetic.

    I've been feeling lousy with a really sore throat and no voice for the last couple of days. I've also had no CGM for the last 12 or so hours - new sensor is waring up as I speak. It didn't come as much surprise, then, to find my blood sugar was high when I finished work this evening.

    But 2 hours later, when I was still only 0.5mmol/l lower, I decided that changing my two-and-a-half day old infusion set was in order.

    So I did.

    I whacked a new Quickset in my opposite hip.

    I did a fixed prime to fill the space left in the cannula after withdrawing the insertion needle.

    I gave myself another correction bolus. And...

    An hour and a half later I'm still high.

    The reason?

    I forgot to disconnect the tubing from the old infusion set and attach it to the brand new one.

    Another reason NOT to keep re-using my tubing!

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    Oh man, that really sucks! It's times like that where you smack yourself in the forehead and to the homer simpson "Doh!".

    I'm a complete diabetes moron this week (most weeks, actually), so I feel your "DOH!" pain.

    Dumb diabetes mistake, Staying awake half the night coughing and then when I did get up and go to work, leaving all my kit on the kitchen table.
    Meter, pens, the works.
    Only 19.7mmol/l (about 355) could have been much, much worse.


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