Sunday, July 08, 2007

You think I would have learned the first time....or the second.....and so on.....

It is usually busy during my 4 days on at work. I enjoy my schedule - 4 on, 4 off, I really can not complain!

Yesterday was my day between my two nights. I was home at 7am and hopped right into bed. Nighty Night!

I woke to my alarm at 4pm, as usual. Up and on the go. I have a set routine of the things I do as I prepare for the second and last night shift.

5:30, I was out the door. Right on time and even hung a line of laundry!

I was half way to work when my pump alarmed. I checked, Low reservoir. DOH!

Now I could change it at work, but I did not want to. The set and insulin at work are my spare, and I had fresh waiting at home!

14 units when I arrived at work - I was now on a budget for the next 12 hours.

Whoops, a few too many correction bolus thanks to my need to "snack"......co-workers always have the good treats at work!

3am I checked, the pump summary screen read --:-- units remaining. WHOOPS.

BUT, Minimed must have it set up for extra units, much like a gas tanks and the "E" light!

I arrived home at 7am this morning, and my BG had not risen, even tho I was running on empty for the past 4 hours! Not sure how much extra, but there is some give to their "empty --:-- left" status!

I am changing my set now, and will nap for the morning! Full again. Ahhh, sigh of relief!

4 comments:

Lili said...

My 522 has about 11 units left once it hits 0.

Marina said...

You know you can change the reservoir without changing the set, right?

Drea said...

I figured there was at least 10 units when the --:-- shows, it seems when you look at the reservoir there is still room to move!

You can change the reservoir only - but I knew I was going home in a few hours for a whole new fresh set :)

Ian said...

FYI...When it is really out you will get a "No Delivery" alarm, so you weren't really empty.