Ok, I had a few "repair jobs", when pumps blew up but last weekend and this week and, well, we'll see, maybe another week-10 day of it. We're going on vacation (ok, Maui...) and I want to go surfing, jump into waterfalls, etc. without having to worry about "oh, gee, I have to stick a new set in" since my Medtronic pump isn't waterproof.
I had a lake weekend (Grand Lake, OK...) and it was fun but the Levemir leftover from the Labor Day pump failure was not up to the task. I got through a day but I think I covered missing basal with overbolusing carousing. It caught up with me with a 372 this AM so I got rid of that and stuck my pump back in as I had a 9-10 hour drive home. Still, I didn't want to give up and had called in an RX (which, oddly, or perhaps suspiciously, Walgreens didn't call me about but was ready!) for Levemir so, about 9:00, I went to pick it up. I gave it a heavy hand (14U as the 10 on Saturday #failed, although perhaps it was dead insulin...TDD is around 22U basal but I was shooting 20 and thinking 10 at night. This weekend was pretty thick debauchery though...) and we'll see what happens. Junior has the dentist tomorrow at noon but I have 3 days off so perhaps I can get it in order and figured I'd share while I have the time to do so.
If anybody wants to share their own observations, that would be great! I'll certainly consider them all as I have very little experience at this! I'll let you know what I find out!