Okay, I saw a couple of other threads about taking a break from the pump. This one is informative about transitioning off, but too late as I decided this morning, grabbed a bottle of Lantus, and shot myself up with my basal amount. It was time to change my pump out and I was about to get the "no delivery" warning, so I should be fine. Anyway, I'd like to take a break for a few days simply because I've forgotten how to do things like dose on my own. My pump takes care of all of that.
What inspired me is that I have two bottles of Lantus. I just picked up a fresh one and the one I'm using now expires at the end of the year, so I knew I would need to either take a break or toss it away when it expired. I'm also simply a little burnt out with things in general. I just moved. I've got personal things going on. I'm just sick of having this thing on me (and I've been on the pump for years now).
I had a forced break a couple of years ago when my pump malfunctioned. I remembered then having to get back up on how to figure out how much to take for meals. So also just to stay on top of how to do this on my own, I'm off of the pump.
Right now though I'm not sure what to do with the pump itself. I'll call Minimed in a few. :)
I found this blog post and I'll put it here just in case it can helps someone else: Taking a Pump Vacation.
Anyway, any tips?